Comparing DNA Sequences to Understand Evolutionary Relationships with BLAST: Biology Lab - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which term describes the sum total of genetic material in an organism?

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1. Which correctly states how a common ancestor is related to other organisms in a cladogram?

2. Some feature that sets a group of organisms apart from the others on the cladogram is described by which of these terms?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

The quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you assess your knowledge of concepts like genetics, cladograms and DNA sequencing. Quiz questions will ask general questions on the concept of genetics and about the relationships between species on the cladogram.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test your understanding of:

  • Genomes
  • Cladograms
  • DNA sequencing
  • Derived and shared characters

Skills Practiced

  • Making Connections - Understand the relationship between DNA sequencing and the cladogram
  • Interpreting Information - Use your understanding of cladograms to describe the relationship between organisms
  • Knowledge Application - Understanding the BLAST and using the information located in the tool to construct a cladogram

Additional Learning

To learn more about BLAST, DNA sequencing and other quiz topics, review the lesson called Comparing DNA Sequences to Understand Evolutionary Relationships with BLAST: Biology Lab. The associated lesson covers the following topics:

  • Genomes and base pairing
  • Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST)
  • Interpreting and constructing a cladogram
  • Derived characters
  • Shared characters