The Genetic Code: Influence of Mitosis, Meiosis & Crossing Over


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The type of cell division that produces sex cells is called _____.

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1. How does mitosis differ from meiosis?

2. When does crossing over occur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These quiz/worksheet questions will help you gauge how well you understand the genetic code. To know to pass the quiz, you will need a basic understanding of cell division and should be able to identify the characteristics of the genetic code.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will help you go over the following information:

  • Characteristics of the genetic code
  • When crossing over occurs in the cell division process
  • Aspects of meiosis and mitosis
  • Effects of improper cell division

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about cell division and the genetic code
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding crossing over and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as meiosis and mitosis

Additional Learning

To learn more about cell division, review the corresponding lesson called The Genetic Code: Influence of Mitosis, Meiosis & Crossing Over. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what the genetic code is
  • Know the importance of the genetic code to our development
  • Identify the functions of mitosis and meiosis
  • Understand what the process of crossing over involves in cell division
  • Describe the effects of mistakes in cell division