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What is Telomerase? - Definition, Function & Structure

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The protective ends of a chromosome are called _____.

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1. The telomere consists of short repeats of _____.

2. Telomerase incorporates a single-stranded RNA called _____ within its enzyme.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your understanding of telomerase. Material you should be familiar with in order to pass the quiz includes the enzyme that adds single-stranded DNA base pairs and the bases that are found in the telomere region of DNA.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on:

  • The enzyme that adds single-stranded DNA base pairs
  • The protective ends of a chromosome
  • What is incorporated in single-stranded RNA
  • Bases that are found in the telomere region of DNA
  • What telomere is composed of

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on telomerase
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the protective ends of a chromosome
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what telomere is composed of

Additional Learning

To further increase your knowledge of telomerase, check the related lesson titled What is Telomerase? - Definition, Function & Structure. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what chromosomes are and where a telomere is located on a chromosome
  • Recall what eukaryotes are
  • Review the function of telomerase
  • Learn about the structure of telomerase
  • Understand the different types of bases DNA is composed of
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