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Biological Information

Lecture Notes - Part 1 Biological Information - Topic Outline

This Bio-Module requires the use of the text book "Exploring Life" by Professor John Blamire.

Quick Check

Read Chapter 9, Biological Information pages 112 to 117.
Read your lecture notes, and, if necessary, cross check your notes with the "Lecture Notes - a check up".
Read each of the "Quick Questions" below and write down your answer.
When you have finished the test, click on the "ANSWERS" button and see how well you have done.

Test Number BI-1025

Quick Questions

1) The phenotype is the outward contamination of an organism. (True or False)

2) Macromolecules and cells are part of the phenotype of an organism. (True or False)

3) Every living organism has a genotype. (True or False)

4) The genotype is stored information or blueprints for building an individual creature. (True or False)

5) Only the phenotype of a cell is inherited, never the genotype. (True or False)

6) Phenotype codes for genotype. (True or False)

7) Small parts of the phenotype are called traits. (True or False)

8) Even smaller parts of the phenotype are called micro-traits. (True or False)

9) Red color in flower petals is not a genetic trait. (True or False)

10) The formation of red pigment takes place in all the cells of a plant, but for genetic reasons can only be seen in petal cells. (True or False)

11) The red flower trait is produced by the activity of an enzyme. (True or False)

12) No chemical reactions take place during the formation of a red pigment molecule. (True or False)

13) Proteins are involved in the movement of molecules through cell membranes. (True or False)

14) Proteins are polymers of sugars. (True or False)

15) Amino acids are the monomers of polypeptides. (True or False)

16) The sequence of amino acids is a critically important property of proteins. (True or False)

17) The genotype stores the information that enables cells to get their amino acids in the right order. (True or False)

18) Only traits involving altering chemicals use the genetic code. (True or False)

19) Enzymes are proteins that do not contain amino acids. (True or False)

20) Genotype codes for protein, which in turn alters amino acids in polypeptides. (True or False)


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