Thymine: Structure & Definition

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Which of the following bases does NOT help form the structure of the DNA molecule?

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1. Which of the following components is NOT used in the structure of thymine?

2. Which base does thymine almost always bind with in the formation of DNA?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Thymine is one of four bases that form DNA. This quiz/worksheet combo will assess your knowledge of thymine's structure, including what components make it up and what base thymine usually binds with.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What bases make up a DNA molecule
  • What components make up the structure of thymine
  • The base thymine most frequently binds with
  • The result of a UV light and DNA mutation
  • Another name for single ring-like structures

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related thymine lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding thymine and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about thymine

Additional Learning

To learn more about thymine, review the accompanying lesson on Thymine: Structure & Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Outlining the bases that support the formation of DNA
  • Explaining the role of thymine in supporting DNA
  • Defining key terms, such as pyrimidine, nitrogenous base, and deoxyribose sugar
  • Discussing the effects of mutations on thymine
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