OnLine Genetics Textbook - Quiz

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This is a quiz for the OnLine Genetics Textbook. See if you have mastered the concepts covered!

  • 1
    What is DNA? Who founded it?
  • 2
    What is RNA? What does RNA do?
  • 3
    What are the components of the DNA backbone? What is the point of the DNA backbone?

  • 4
    What are the nitrogen bases and how do they pair up?
  • 5
    What is a gene? Where is it located?
  • 6
    Why does DNA need to regenerate?

  • 7
    How is DNA replicated?
  • 8
    What is the purpose of the cell cycle?
  • 9
    What is the point of Mitosis and why is it important?
  • 10
    What is the point of Meiosis? How does this process occur?

  • 11
    What are the major differences between Mitosis and Meiosis?
  • 12
    What is different about the chromosome pairs in Mitosis and Meiosis?
  • 13
    Describe the process of sexual reproduction.
  • 14
    What are the advantages of sexual reproduction over asexual reproduction?
  • 15
    What are the advantages of asexual reproduction over sexual reproduction?

Comments (1)


1988 days ago
In question #10 is a spelling error where they typed in “two” when it should be “to” : “...the cell is simply split *to form two...”