Epistasis Examples in Humans


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Which of the following correctly describes epistasis?

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1. Which of the following is an example of epistasis in humans?

2. Which of the following explains why albinism is a good example of epistasis in humans?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Epistasis is an important component of human genetics. Quiz questions test your knowledge of terms, examples, and genes related to epistasis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • The definition of epistasis
  • What causes red hair
  • Albinism
  • The gene variant 'APOE'

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of epistasis to note a physical characteristic of a child with two black-haired parents
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding albinism
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can properly define main terms, such as epistasis

Additional Learning

More information on this topic is available in the lesson called Epistasis Examples in Humans. Lesson objectives include:

  • Define eumelanin and pheomelanin
  • Describe the role of tyrosinase in melanin production
  • Explain the connection between epistasis and Alzheimer's disease