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Graduate DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Mendel summarized his findings in which two genetic laws?
  1. The laws of codominance and recessive genes
  2. The laws of characteristics and traits
  3. The laws of segregation and independent assortment
  4. The laws of mutations and variations
Graduate DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Haploid male and female gametes unite in a process called                    .
  1. Parthenogenesis
  2. Sending out runners
  3. Fertilization
  4. Oceanography
Graduate DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Graduate DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Graduate DNA, RNA, and Genetics
What is a phenotype?
  1. A phenomenal reproducer
  2. The controller of the cell
  3. An organelle
  4. The expression of all an organism's genes
Graduate DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Although exceptions probably exist for practically every rule of biology, which of the following statements is typically false?
  1. DNA is double stranded, whereas RNA is single stranded.
  2. DNA contains the same nucleotides as RNA.
  3. DNA to RNA is called transcription
  4. RNA to protein is called translation
Graduate DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Graduate DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Graduate DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Gametes are produced by a type of cell division called:
  1. Budding
  2. Binary Fission
  3. Meiosis
  4. Conjugation
Graduate DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Viruses can carry this between organisms.
  1. DNA
  2. Moisture
  3. Resistance to antibiotics
  4. Yeast
Graduate DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Father Gregor Mendel studied                    .
  1. Finches
  2. Garden variety peas
  3. Gray Tree Frogs
  4. Fruit Flies
Graduate DNA, RNA, and Genetics
What makes an organism a good candidate to study genetically?
  1. Easy to cultivate and grow
  2. Small in size
  3. Reproduce quickly with a large amount of offspring
  4. All of the above
Graduate DNA, RNA, and Genetics
All organisms' DNA contain                             .
  1. Regulatory sequences
  2. Inter-genetic Segments
  3. Chromosomal structural areas
  4. All of the above
Graduate DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Graduate DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Which of the following statements is true?
  1. Transcription occurs in the nucleus, and translation occurs in the cytoplasm.
  2. Transcription occurs in the nucleolus, and translation occurs in the nucleus
  3. Transcription and translation both occur in the nucleus
  4. Transcription and translation both occur in the cytoplasm.
Graduate DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Graduate DNA, RNA, and Genetics
How do researchers at MIT hope to cure cancer?
  1. Stem cell research
  2. Horizontal Gene Transfer
  3. Sharing their feelings about Bioethical Issues
  4. Varying genes
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