Nucleoid: Definition, Function & Structure


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What kind of cells are nucleoids found in?

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1. What is the primary difference between a nucleus and a nucleoid?

2. In addition to DNA, what might a nucleoid region contain?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of nucleoids and their components. The questions will ask about what kinds of cells have nucleoids and how DNA is stored in these cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you will be asked questions about:

  • The differences between a nucleoid and a nucleus and the contents of these cells
  • The components of a nucleoid region
  • The properties of DNA within a nucleoid

Skills Practiced

Test the following skills by going through the quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on nucleoids
  • Defining key concepts - define key terms related to nucleoids, such as histones
  • Distinguishing differences - identify the differences between a nucleus and a nucleoid
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cells in which nucleoids are found

Additional Learning

See the accompanying lesson called Nucleoid: Definition, Function & Structure to learn more, including:

  • Differences between eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells
  • The definition and components of a nucleoid
  • Properties of DNA within a nucleoid