Regulation of Gene Expression: Transcriptional Repression and Induction


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While studying for an upcoming test, your friend Jane tells you that prokaryotic cells process their RNA in the nucleus. Is this a correct statement? Why or why not?

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1. Which of the following describes an increase in gene expression?

2. Which of the following describes a group of related genes in a prokaryote's DNA?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will mainly test you on definitions related to transcriptional repression and induction. The questions will provide you with a definition and you will need to select the correct term.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following:

  • Cell that does not have a nucleus
  • Increases in gene expression
  • Group of related genes in a prokaryote's DNA

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of transcriptional repression and induction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding lac operon codes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about gene regulation

Additional Learning

Once you have finished your test, make sure to peruse the related lesson, Regulation of Gene Expression: Transcriptional Repression and Induction. The lesson will help you cover the following objectives:

  • Understand genes
  • Explore how genes are expressed
  • Describe gene expression for eukaryotic organisms
  • Explain how prokaryotic organisms regulate gene expression
  • Clarify the meaning of induction