How Fate Mapping Is Used to Track Cell Development


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Being able to activate expression of a fluorescent protein when a specific gene is expressed has been most useful for fate mapping in which of the following organisms?

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1. For which of these organisms have scientists created the most complete and detailed fate map?

2. What is a somatic cell?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Can you explain what a fate map is? How about a somatic cell? This quiz will ask you these and other questions related to the use of fate mapping to track cell development. All of the questions on the quiz/worksheet combo are in multiple-choice format.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how accurately you can answer questions on the following:

  • Which organism's fate mapping has most successfully involved activating expression of a fluorescent protein
  • Organisms with the most complete fate map
  • Which organism has the least complete fate map

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how to track cell development
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the use of fluorescent proteins in fate mapping and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what somatic cells and fate maps are

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson, How Fate Mapping Is Used to Track Cell Development, offers further details about this research method. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify early fate mapping experiments
  • Describe how the techniques in fate mapping have been improved
  • Understand the process of mapping cells in mammals
  • Appreciate the importance of cell mapping