Heterozygote Advantage: Example, Overview


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Organisms with a heterozygote advantage have:

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1. Who are more likely to survive a disease?

2. What happens in individuals with two copies of the sickle-cell allele?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of a heterozygote advantage. Practice questions also focus on two examples of conditions that have a heterozygote advantage.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your understanding of a heterozygote advantage through questions on:

  • What it looks like in organisms
  • Who is more likely to survive a disease
  • What two copies of the sickle-cell allele does
  • Conditions that give a heterozygote advantage

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding who is more likely to survive a disease
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information about what happens with two copies of the sickle-cell allele from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of a heterozygote advantage to understand what it looks like

Additional Learning

Learn more about this condition by reviewing the lesson entitled Heterozygote Advantage: Example, Overview. Topics covered in the lesson include:

  • The definition of a heterozygote advantage
  • What sickle cell disease is
  • Examples of heterozygote conditions