Genome Evolution: Duplication, Rearrangement & Mutation


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A(n) ___ is the addition of extra segments of genetic material, such that a part of a gene, all of a gene, or several genes is/are redundant.

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1. A(n) __is simply the unusual change in a gene.

2. A(n) __is an abnormality that involves a structural alteration in a chromosome.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Genome evolution is a complex subject, and this quiz will determine what you remember about the processes involved. All of the quiz questions provide a fill-in-the-blank sentence, so you will need to know terms and definitions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practicing with these evaluation tools will let you measure your knowledge concerning:

  • Redundant genetic material segments
  • Peculiar gene changes
  • Chromosome structural alteration abnormalities
  • Missing DNA segments
  • Flipped segments of DNA

Skills Practiced

Using this quiz and worksheet will allow you to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related genome evolution lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding gene changes and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as flipped and missing DNA segments

Additional Learning

Discover more about this topic by going through the connected lesson, Genome Evolution: Duplication, Rearrangement and Mutation. Read the lesson to find the quiz answers, but also to pay attention to these additional topics:

  • Polyploidy
  • Evolutionary changes resulting from deletion
  • Translocations