Nucleotide: Structure, Bonding & Mutations


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What are nucleotides?

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1. What is the relationship between nucleotides and genes?

2. Which statement below best describes what a point mutation is?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nucleotides are the basis of DNA, providing a blueprint to create proteins, of which 2% are genes. Use this quiz/worksheet combination to test your knowledge of nucleotides; to pass the quiz, you have to know the relationship between genes and nucleotides and other information taught in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test students on the following:

  • Definition of nucleotides
  • The relationship between genes and nucleotides
  • Definition and examples of point mutation

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced while completing these assessments:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding point mutations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about nucleotides
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding RNA and DNA composition

Additional Learning

To learn more about nucleotides, review the accompanying lesson, Nucleotide: Structure, Bonding & Mutations. Objectives covered include:

  • Recognize nucleotide structure
  • Understand deoxyguanosine structure
  • Know the building blocks of DNA and RNA
  • Review point mutations
  • Learn how point mutations affect genetic code