Knockout Mice: Steps and Uses


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Why is a knockout mouse useful?

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1. What DNA needs to be created to make a knockout mouse?

2. What does homologous recombination always require?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet can help you determine the purposes of knockout mice. Topics you will be quizzed on include DNA and model organisms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet combo to review:

  • DNA needed to create a knockout mouse
  • Purposes of knockout mice
  • Ways to remove a gene
  • Homologous recombination
  • Model organism

Skills Practiced

Use this worksheet and quiz to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the purpose of knockout mice
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as model organism and knockout mice
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about model organisms

Additional Learning

To learn more about knockout mice, review the accompanying lesson on Knockout Mice. This lesson will help you:

  • Find examples of a model organism
  • Determine why knockout mice are created
  • Identify how to create a target vector
  • Examine steps in creating a knockout