Final- chapter 7-9

molecule that carries the gene sequence to ribosomes
messenger rna

transcription starts at a region of dna called a

if the dna coding sequence was cga-atc the mrna would be
gcu uag

in eukaryotes, what modification occurs to the mrna transcript
the non coding intron segments are removed

how many nucleotides compose one codon

how many different amino acids make up the genetic code for proteins

which of the following carries amino acids to ribosomes

what specifically determines the sequence of amino acids in a polypeptide of eukaryotes
the exons

which of the rnas act as an enzyme

for eukaryotes transcription takes place in the

translation stops when
one of the three stop codons is encountered

a gene mutation
all of these

frameshift mutations may involve
insertion of one to several base pairs

homeotic genes are in general, in control of
formation of major body parts

the tightley condensed non functional x chromosome is called and
barr body

in mitosis
the chromosome number stays the same

cells with two of each kind of chromosome are discribed by the term

animal cells divide using a contractile ring by

in mitosis if a parent cell has 12 chromosomes each daughter cell will have how many chromosomes

cells with two of each kind of chromosome are described by the term

animal cells divide using a contractile ring by

an accumulation of cells that divide uncontrollably is known as

an omcogene is
a mutated gene that results in tumors

proto oncogenes are
normal genes that promote mitosis

asexual reproduction
produces clones

sexual reproduction
results in new combinations of genetic traits

alternative or different forms of the same gene are called

which of these is a disadvantage of asexual reproduction
less genetic diversity in offspring

if meiosis did not occur in sexual reproducing organisms
the chromosome number would double each generation

a chicken somatic cell carries 78 chromosomes. a chicken sperm cell will contain how many chromosomes

crossing over is one of the most important events in meiosis because
it produces new combinations of alleles on chromosomes

a _____is an offspring of a cross between two individuals that breed true for different forms of a trait

which of the following determines an observable trait

an allele is ______ if its effect masks that of a ______ allele paired with it
dominant recessive

in humans skin color is controlled by several genes. thus skin color is an _____ characteristic

what tool do geneticists use to study the genetics of families through generations

males more commonly are affected by , linked recessive genetic disorders than are females because
males have only on x and thus more of a chance to be recessive

why are most x linked disorders recessive
dominant x linked disorders are almost always fatal to the male embryo

amniocentesis is
used in prenatal diagnosis to detect chromosomal mutations and genetic disorders in embryos