What is DNA? - Structure, Overview

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What are the coding sequences of a gene called?

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1. The percentage of similar DNA between humans and chimpanzees is _____?

2. If one segment of a DNA strand had the sequence ATTGCTAG, the complementary strand would be what?

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DNA is the blueprint for all life, as well as the evidence linking all life together in a common ancestry. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the structure and characteristics of DNA. Some things you'll be assessed on include what the coding sequences of a gene are called, the percentage of similar DNA between humans and chimpanzees, and what the complementary strand of one segment of a DNA strand with the sequence ATTGCTAG would be.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What the coding sequences of a gene are called
  • The percentage of similar DNA between humans and chimpanzees
  • Complementary strand of one segment of a DNA strand with the sequence ATTGCTAG
  • Term for a monomer of a nucleic acid
  • Outcomes of the Human Genome Project

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding DNA
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the structure and characteristics of DNA and the history of its discovery
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on DNA and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the properties and history of DNA, review the accompanying lesson titled What is DNA? - Structure, Overview. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Background of the science behind DNA
  • Structure of DNA
  • The Genetic Code
  • The Human Genome Project
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