Genetic Physical Traits: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following terms best describes a segment of DNA that codes for a particular trait?

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1. Which process contributes to the production of a protein?

2. What is a trait?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will test your knowledge of how physical traits are determined by genes. Some vocabulary terms you will need to know include gene and trait.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on the following terms and topics:

  • Structure of DNA
  • Changes in DNA segments
  • Variations in DNA
  • mRNA production

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on genetic physical traits
  • Making connections- use understanding of the concept of DNA processes
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about how genes manifest as physical traits

Additional Learning

To learn more about genetic traits, review the accompanying lesson on Genetic Physical Traits: Definition and Examples. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • The genetic code
  • The formation of traits
  • Eye color variation