Transcription Factor: Definition & Identification


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What is the function of a transcription factor?

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1. What is the name of the part of a transcription factor that interacts with DNA?

2. What is the name of the part of a transcription factor that interacts with co-regulatory molecules?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Transcription factors play an important role in the transfer of genetic information. This quiz/worksheet combo will ensure you understand the importance of transcription factors, including their function and composition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These are the topics you will be tested on:

  • The function of a transcription factor
  • Naming parts of a transcription factor
  • What proteins make up a transcription factor
  • The name of the DNA sequence transcription factors bind to

Skills Practiced

Students have the opportunity to practice these skills in these assessments:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related transcription factor lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the names of parts of transcription factors
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding transcription factors

Additional Learning

Learn even more on transcription factors by reviewing the lesson titled Transcription Factor: Definition & Identification. These are the objectives this lesson goes over:

  • Defining key terms, such as transcription factor
  • Explaining the role of transcription factors
  • Outlining the structure of a transcription factor