Techniques for Analyzing Gene Expression

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What is the term for a single strand of cDNA that can bind to other strands of DNA or mRNA?

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1. Which technique hybridizes genetic material to tissue samples?

2. Which technique detects a specific individual mRNA from a mixture of RNA?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many techniques are used to help us break down, understand, and analyze genes. The questions in this quiz will help you gauge what you know about these procedures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess you on:

  • Bindable strands of cDNA
  • Hybridizing genetic material to tissue samples
  • Identifying a specific mRNA from an RNA mixture
  • Detecting thousands of genes on a tray
  • Converting mRNA back to DNA and multiplying it

Skills Practiced

In this interactive quiz, you'll test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding gene expression analysis and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about finding an individual mRNA
  • Information recall - access the understanding you've gained regarding the detection of thousands of genes at the same time

Additional Learning

To learn more about these topics, review the associated lesson called Techniques for Analyzing Gene Expression. You'll examine:

  • Gene expression
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • DNA probe
  • Northern blot
  • Nuclease protection assay
  • Reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction
  • In-situ hybridization
  • DNA microarray
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