Molecular Clocks: Definition, Uses & Problems


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Molecular clocks measure which of the following?

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1. What is one problem with using molecular clocks?

2. Molecular clocks are calibrated using:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions found on this quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of the use of molecular clocks. Problems associated with their use as well as facts regarding genetic change are topics you will need to know to be successful on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Tested information includes:

  • Calibration of molecular clocks
  • Problems with using molecular clocks
  • Genetic change

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on molecular clocks
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify in what organisms scientists can identify genomic changes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what is measured by molecular clocks

Additional Learning

Enhance your knowledge of molecular clocks by completing the lesson titled Molecular Clocks: Definition, Uses & Problems. Objectives covered include the following:

  • Understand how a molecular clock works
  • Know why molecular clocks are used
  • Review complications related to using molecular clocks