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Ch 10: NYSTCE Biology: Nucleic Acids

About This Chapter

We can help you prepare for the NYSTCE Biology assessment through the short and engaging video lessons in this chapter. Refresh your knowledge of nucleic acids to increase your chances of success on the exam.

NYSTCE Biology: Nucleic Acids - Chapter Summary

When studying for the NYSTCE Biology assessment, it's good to get familiar with the topics you may already know but haven't explored in some time. The lessons in this chapter help you revisit nucleic acids so you're ready to address the following on the exam:

  • Understanding the chemical structure of nucleic acids and phosphodiester bonds
  • Analyzing guanine, adenine, cytosine, thymine and complementary base pairing
  • Describing double helix structure and hereditary molecule
  • Examining the differences between RNA and DNA and types of RNA

Instructors present materials in a high-quality visual format that makes learning fun. You can access video transcripts to ensure you fully comprehend the materials as you prepare to take the exam.

NYSTCE Biology: Nucleic Acids Chapter Objectives

The topics covered in this NYSTCE Biology: Nucleic Acids chapter are found in the cell biology and biochemistry subarea of the exam, which constitutes approximately 17% of the total test. Enhance your knowledge of this subarea by taking self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam that test your comprehension of the lessons. You can also contact an expert tutor with any questions you have about lesson topics.

The exam is required for New York State educators who want to teach biology in the classroom and add this content specialty to their teaching certificates. The exam consists of 90 selected-response questions and 1 constructed-response question. Passing the exam requires a score of 220.

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