How Mutation & Gene Regulation Impact Developmental Genes


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The lack of spines in threespine stickleback fish is a result of _____.

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1. Changes in developmental gene regulation are often strongly influenced by _____.

2. _____ in developmental genes may lead to novel body parts.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet are offered to help you quickly test your understanding of developmental genes, their differences and the reasons they are different. You'll also review your knowledge of related terms and their meanings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet are designed to:

  • Review your understanding of circumstances that can happen to impact developmental genes
  • Recall the definitions of regulation, mutation, homeotic genes and related terms
  • Assess your knowledge of examples of mutations and gene regulations in nature

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - assess your knowledge of what a developmental gene is and ways it can be influenced
  • Distinguishing differences - be able to understand the key differences between mutation and gene regulation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples in nature of mutation and gene regulation

Additional Learning

For a more detailed review, read the accompanying lesson, How Mutation & Gene Regulation Impact Developmental Genes. You'll get better a understanding of:

  • What developmental genes are
  • How gene regulation works
  • Examples from nature of regulation
  • Related terms and definitions