How Gene Expression & Proteins Control Inherited Traits


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What is transcription?

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1. What is inheritance?

2. What region of DNA acts as a switch to turn on gene expression?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gene expression and proteins have certain roles with inherited traits. Test your knowledge of the relationship between these things and also the process of transcription by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics are covered on the interactive quiz:

  • A possible variation of a gene
  • The region of DNA that acts as the switch to turn on gene expression
  • What inheritance means
  • Transcription
  • The process of translation

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as translation and transcription
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained bout the meaning of inheritance
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on genes, proteins and inherited traits

Additional Learning

If you use the lesson named How Gene Expression & Proteins Control Inherited Traits, you'll get to cover more about these genetics topics. Goals you can complete include:

  • Determine how genes are expressed
  • Compare and contrast translation and transcription
  • Figure out what causes a trait
  • Review examples of translation