DNA Sequences in the Human Genome


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Sequences of DNA that delineate where the transcription of a gene begins are called _____.

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1. _____ encode for polypeptides.

2. Segments of DNA that can move throughout the genome are properly called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be asked five multiple-choice questions about the human genome and DNA sequences. The quiz will ask you about the functions of various types of DNA sequences and segments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Know what you call DNA sequences that delineate where gene transcription starts
  • Understand what encodes polypeptides
  • Select DNA segments that move throughout the genome
  • Name inactive DNA
  • Choose the correct term for noncoding segments of nucleic acid

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice applying the following skills:

  • Information recall - access information you've gained regarding inactive DNA
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about DNA segments to identify the segments that are able to move throughout the genome
  • Reading comprehension - draw important information from the related DNA lesson

Additional Learning

Watch the related lesson, DNA Sequences in the Human Genome, to learn more about this topic. The lesson will help you:

  • Learn why the human genome is like a computer code
  • Understand repetitive DNA
  • Know what type of DNA is a result of DNA replication and recombination mistakes