Operon: Definition & Sequencing


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What is an operon?

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1. What types of organisms contain operons?

2. What is the correct order of genes in an operon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of an operon and how it works in certain organisms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessments, you will examine what you know about the following:

  • What an operon is
  • The types of organisms that contain operons
  • What occurs when lactose is present in the lac operon
  • The order of genes in an operon
  • Gene regulation of the lac operon

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition of the term 'operon' and its role in gene regulation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of organisms that contain operons and the characteristics of their genetic make up
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the presence of lactose in the lac operon and how this impacts the production of energy in a different light

Additional Learning

Increase your understanding of operons by reviewing the lesson called Operon: Definition & Sequencing. The lesson will cover the following areas:

  • The parts of an operon
  • Operon sequencing in a transcription process
  • Examples of an operon
  • The difference between a promoter and operator in DNA