Gene Probe: Definition, Use & Example


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What is a gene probe?

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1. Which of the following is a use for gene probes?

2. Why do gene probes have an advantage over using traditional culture methods to identify bacteria?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of gene probes. Answer multiple-choice questions on key topics including an explanation of a gene probe and the way that they're used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For the quiz, you'll be answering questions on the following:

  • Comparison between gene probes and traditional methods for identifying bacteria
  • Gene probe analysis example
  • The use of a gene probe to treat a patient with tuberculosis

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can correctly define a gene probe
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast gene probes and traditional methods for identifying bacteria
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the application of gene probes

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Gene Probe: Definition, Use & Example will teach you more about the following important bullet points:

  • Hybridization in a gene probe
  • Gene probes of microorganisms
  • Examples of gene probes in infections