Stop Codon Mutation: Sequence & Overview


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Any permanent change in a DNA sequence is called a _____.

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1. Stop codons are necessary for stopping _____.

2. Which of the following is a stop codon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Some questions will give you a definition of an important term. You will then need to select the correct term. Other questions will require you to apply your knowledge of nonstop mutations to answer a question correctly.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following:

  • Permanent changes in DNA sequences
  • Stop codons and examples
  • Nonstop and nonsense mutations

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related genetics lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding changes in DNA sequences and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding nonstop mutations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about stop codon mutations

Additional Learning

To further your understanding of stop codon mutations, you should make sure to read the corresponding lesson. It's called Stop Codon Mutation: Sequence & Overview, and it covers the following objectives:

  • Explain what genetic mutations are
  • Characterize stop codons
  • Describe stop codon mutations
  • Differentiate between nonstop and nonsense mutations