Topoisomerase: Definition & Function

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What term describes the shape DNA can form?

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1. New DNA synthesis begins at the _____.

2. When there are two replication forks at the same time, then _____ can occur.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz helps you strengthen what you know about topoisomerase through challenging questions. The shape of DNA, DNA synthesis, the function of topoisomerase, and enzymes used in DNA replication are some topics that are tested.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments cover:

  • The structure of DNA
  • The location where DNA synthesis begins
  • What occurs when there are two replication forks simultaneously
  • The role of topoisomerase

Skills Practiced

These tools let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as topoisomerase
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding topoisomerase and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of topoisomerase to answer questions about its function in the context of DNA synthesis

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Topoisomerase: Definition & Function is a great resource for even more learning. This lesson can help you learn more about:

  • Supercoiled DNA and topoisomerase effects on it
  • Comparing and contrasting different types of DNA replication
  • The various types of topoisomerase that exist
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