Ch 12: GRE Biology: Nucleic Acids

About This Chapter

This chapter's entertaining video lessons on RNA and DNA can help you review genetics topics covered on the GRE Biology exam. Use them along with the short multiple-choice quizzes that follow to ensure you're fully prepared for exam day.

GRE Biology: Nucleic Acids - Chapter Summary

Review genetics basics with this chapter on the structure and function of DNA and RNA. Video lessons and quizzes cover the following topics to prepare you for the GRE Biology exam:

  • Chemical structure of nucleic acids
  • Complementary pairings of nitrogenous bases
  • The double helix structure of DNA
  • Differences between mRNA, tRNA and rRNA

Each video lesson in this chapter is taught by an experienced instructor who clearly and concisely explains key genetics topics. Plus, you can re-watch the video lessons or view the transcripts as many times as you need. Multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter test are also available to help you discern which lesson topics you've mastered and which ones could use some extra study time.

GRE Biology Objectives

GRE subject tests are offered to prospective graduate students who want to make their admissions materials stand out from those of other applicants. The biology subject test includes roughly 190 multiple-choice questions, and around 16%-17% of them focus on the area of genetics and molecular biology.

This chapter on DNA's chemical structure and the functions of different RNA types can help you prepare for questions on such topics as gene expression and regulation, genome maintenance and genome sequence organization.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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