Nuclease: Definition, Function & Activity Video


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A nuclease is an enzyme that cuts the bonds of:

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1. Nucleic acids are composed of:

2. The four main types of nucleotides in DNA are which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will measure your understanding of nucleases. You should also be able to demonstrate a full understanding of their functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions on this quiz will test you specifically on the following subjects:

  • The two divisions of nucleases
  • What nucleases do
  • Parts of DNA

Skills Practiced

Improve the following skills by working on this quiz:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the type of bonds nucleases cut and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what DNA is composed of
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effect of certain nucleases on viruses

Additional Learning

You'll be able to learn even more about this subject by studying the lesson associated with this quiz, titled Nuclease: Definition, Function & Activity. Read this lesson if you're interested in learning about:

  • How nucleases work
  • A real world example of how nucleases function
  • Nucleases in relation to genetically modified organisms