Molybdenum: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms


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All of the following are true concerning molybdenum, EXCEPT:

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1. The enzyme sulfite oxidase is essential for the metabolism of ATP, which is the molecule used by the cell to get energy. Molybdenum is a cofactor of this enzyme. What would happen to the cells if there wasn't enough molybdenum in the body?

2. Which of the following statements is true regarding molybdenum deficiency?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of molybdenum deficiency and toxicity. Quiz topics include the characteristics of molybdenum as well as the meaning of a cofactor.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Characteristics of molybdenum
  • Definition of cofactor
  • Features of molybdenum deficiency
  • Effects of molybdenum toxicity

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding molybdenum and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the effects of molybdenum toxicity
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related nutrition lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Molybdenum: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand molybdenum
  • Identify where molybdenum can be found
  • Explain how the mineral can act as a cofactor
  • Describe what happens when we don't get enough molybdenum
  • Appreciate how to avoid suffering from toxic levels of molybdenum