Kinetochore: Definition & Structure


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What are kinetochores?

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1. What are centromeres?

2. The kinetochore consists of which of the following three regions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your knowledge of the structure of kinetochores will be reviewed by this quiz. You will need to be able to apply what you know to define key terms and answer questions about what happens when parts of the kinetochore move.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions will assess your degree of understanding regarding:

  • Kinetochores
  • Centromeres
  • Regions of a kinetochore

Skills Practiced

Skills that you will improve with this quiz include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on kinetochores
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding spindle poles
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about chromatids

Additional Learning

Are you prepared to learn more? The lesson entitled Kinetochore: Definition & Structure is waiting to teach you about this subject. Study this lesson and find out about:

  • A kinetochore's function in cell division
  • The three regions of a kinetochore
  • Mitosis and meiosis