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The Cell Cycle, Cellular Growth, and Cancer: Cyclin 'Round and 'Round Quiz

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Q. G0 is


a part of interphase
the phase of the cell cycle where DNA replication occurs
the phase of the cell cycle where two identical daughter cells are created
a special "resting" phase
a special phase where the number of chromosomes in a parent cell is reduced by half such that each daughter cell contains only one member of a pair of homologous chromosomes
Q. What step is unique to prophase I?


Chromosomes condense into rod-like structures.
Recombination is promoted between homologous chromosomes.
The sister chromatids pair.
The chromosomes attach to microtubules of the spindle.
The nuclear envelope breaks down.
Q. What is the mitotic spindle made of?


Mitosis
Microtubules
Chromosomes
The nuclear envelope
Chiasmata
Q. A diploid organism has 8 chromosomes in G1. How many chromosomes will each of its offspring cells have after meiosis?


6
2
16
4
8
Q. When do the sister chromatids separate in meiosis?


Meiosis I
Meiosis II
Anaphase I
Telophase I
Prophase I
Q. What type of cell in the human body is a good example of a haploid cell?


Heart cells
Sperm
Skin cells
Neurons
Muscle cells
Q. What part of a chromosome do microtubules attach to?


The spindle
The centrosome
DNA
The centromere
The condensed part
Q. Which of the following is a critical regulator of cell cycle progression?


Amino acids
Glucose
DNA
Cyclin-dependent protein kinases (Cdks)
Carbohydrates
Q. Which of the following proteins appear in some stages of the cell cycle and are degraded at other stages?


Kinases
Cyclins
Nucleotides
Phosphatases
None of the above
Q. In a healthy human being, which philosophy best describes a cell's life?


Survival of the fittest
Don't worry; be happy.
The glass is half full.
The glass is half empty.
Cooperation
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