DNA Helicase: Definition, Role & Function


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DNA helicase is a(n) _____.

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1. The function of DNA helicase is to break _____ bonds in the DNA.

2. The area where the DNA is opened is called a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Helicase is a crucial enzyme in the DNA replication process. The quiz is a series of fill-in-the-blank questions that will ensure you grasp the basic way helicase operates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on:

  • Helicase's form
  • The purpose of helicase
  • How helicase performs its task

Skills Practiced

Use these materials to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on how helicase does its job from the related helicase lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define helicase
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding helicase's role and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled DNA Helicase: Definition, Role & Function will give you a more in-depth look at this important agent in the body. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Provide an analogy that makes understanding helicase simple
  • Review the crucial role helicase plays in transcription and replication
  • Go over the structure of DNA