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Gene to Protein: Genetic Bliss Quiz

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Q. Which of the following pieces of genetic information is included in the final protein product?


Promoter
Upstream regulatory site
The TATA binding site
Exons
Introns
Q. Which of the following types of mature RNAs contain a poly-A tail?


rRNA
tRNA
mRNA
siRNA
microRNA
Q. Transcription in eukaryotes occurs in which of the following?


The nucleus
The cytoplasm
The smooth endoplasmic reticulum
Endosomes
The rough endoplasmic reticulum
Q. Imagine a scenario where a female human is born to a mother with light skin and a father with dark skin. Assume that skin color is determined by one gene. The child's skin is one consistent color. What is the best reason for why a female human does not have splotches of dark skin and splotches of light skin?


The gene for skin color is located on the X chromosome.
The gene for skin color is not located on the X chromosome.
Transcriptional silencing is occurring.
The pigment gene is transcribed regularly.
The pigment gene from the dad was lost in development.
Q. The pigment gene from the dad was lost in development.


Polymerase
Uracil
TATA binding protein
Transcription factor
Ribosome
Q. A repressor of transcription usually interferes with which step of transcription?


Initiation
Elongation
Termination
Splicing
Poly-A addition
Q. Given what you know about the lac operator, under which of the following biological conditions will the lac genes be expressed?


Low glucose, lactose available
High glucose, lactose available
Low glucose, lactose unavailable
High glucose, lactose available
None of the above
Q. Which of the following anti-codons could bind the codon GCG if a wobble were allowed?


CGU
CAA
CUG
GCG
TCT
Q. Which of the following is an example of regulation in cis?


An upstream activator sequence that increases the affinity of the polymerase to the promoter
A transcription factor
RNA polymerase
The ribosome
tRNA
Q. Which of the following tRNAs signals the beginning of translation?


tRNAHis
tRNALeu
tRNAfMet
tRNASer
tRNAAla
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