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Microarrays: Definition & Analyzing Genes on a Chip

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The short DNA fragments that are placed onto a microarray are called _____.

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1. Which of these is NOT a step in the process of using a microarray to determine gene expression?

2. What is hybridization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Microarrays can be used in many different ways to study genetics, and the quiz/worksheet combo has been written to assess your understanding of microarrays. Some quiz questions ask for correct definitions while others ask you to identify proper terminology pertaining to microarrays.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the quiz, you will be tested on:

  • Short DNA fragments placed onto a microarray
  • Detection ability of a microarray
  • Use of microarrays to study cancer
  • Hybridization

Skills Practiced

Complete the worksheet/quiz pairing to increase your ability to implement these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about microarrays in genetics from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of microarrays to understand the process of determining gene expression
  • Defining a key concept - verify that you can accurately define the key term of hybridization

Additional Learning

Want to learn more? No problem! Check out the comprehensive lesson entitled Microarrays: Definition & Analyzing Genes on a Chip. Many important objectives will be covered in the lesson, including:

  • Define microarray
  • Differentiate between a solid phase array and a polystyrene bead array
  • Learn how microarrays analyze genes
  • Identify diseases being studied through the use of microarrays
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