Non-Coding Regions of DNA: Sequences & Explanation


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What is a telomere?

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1. Which statement is false regarding introns?

2. Even though we have discovered several functions for non-coding DNA there are still large sections for which we have not identified a function. Why do we think non-coding DNA for which we have not discovered a function is important?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will help you gauge your knowledge of the non-coding regions of DNA. Topics on the quiz include telomere and the characteristics of introns.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review the following:

  • Definition of a telomere
  • Characteristics of introns
  • Importance of functionless non-coding DNA
  • Types of RNA
  • Function of microRNA

Skills Practiced

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

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the types of RNA and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of introns
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the amazing complexity of DNA, review the corresponding lesson titled Non-Coding Regions of DNA: Sequences & Explanation. This lesson will help you:

  • Define coding DNA
  • Explain the difference between coding and non-coding DNA
  • Identify why junk DNA has been mislabeled
  • Describe how RNA molecules are transcribed
  • Appreciate the functions of non-coding DNA