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TEKS Biology High School - B.6.E: Changes In DNA

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High School - Biology
Science (2010)
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B.6.E: Changes In DNA

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  • Q1
    Different types of mutations can occur in DNA. The diagram represents a type of mutation. Which statement describes the mutation in the diagram?
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    A silent mutation results in the insertion of a different amino acid
    A base is inserted into one strand of the DNA
    A deletion of a cytosine base occurs
    A substitution occurs with the adenine base
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    B.6.E: Changes In DNA
  • Q2
    Which of these is the direct result of an error in the transcription of a DNA nucleotide?
    A codon sequence is incorrect
    The nuclear membrane is ruptured
    Transportation of mRNA does not occur
    Amino acids do not bond to tRNA
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  • Q3
    The survival of a species depends on its ability to adapt to changes in the environment. A species must be capable of surviving and reproducing despite changes to food sources, climate, or threats from predators. Which statement correctly describes a way that mutations increase the likelihood that a species will survive in a changing environment?
    Mutations are the cause of disease in the species
    Mutations are a source of variation in the species
    Mutations are not harmful when they occur in somatic cells of the species
    Mutations are always passed on to subsequent generations of the species
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  • Q4
    The table shows a DNA sequence and three types of mutations that can change the DNA sequence. Which mutation will cause translation to stop?
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    Mutation 1 only
    Mutation 2 only
    Mutations 1, 2, and 3
    Mutations 1 and 3 only
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  • Q5
    A segment of DNA produces methionine, threonine, histidine, aspartate, and glycine when translated. A substitution mutation occurs and causes the synthesis of the segment as shown. Which is the new peptide chain when the new DNA segment is translated?
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    Methionine, phenylalanine, histidine, aspartate, glycine
    Methionine, serine, histidine, aspartate, glycine
    Methionine, leucine, histidine, aspartate, glycine
    Methionine, proline, histidine, aspartate, glycine
    30s
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  • Q6
    In the 1960s the molecular biologist George Streisinger developed the strand-slippage hypothesis. Streisinger noticed that mutations occurred in areas of DNA that contained many repeated sequences. When a strand-slippage error occurs, an insertion mutation can result. How does the insertion mutation affect the DNA?
    Nitrogenous bases are exchanged
    Nitrogenous bases are deleted
    Nitrogenous bases are damaged
    Nitrogenous bases are added
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  • Q7
    Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease affects people under the age of 65. Less than five percent of people who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease have this type. Many cases of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease are inherited, a type known as familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD). Which statement is best supported by this information?
    FAD is the result of a genetic change in one or more chromosomes
    FAD affects only the genes of middle-aged people
    Deletion of one amino acid causes FAD
    Natural selection will continue to reduce the incidence of FAD
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  • Q8
    Sickle-shaped red blood cells result from a mutation in the gene that codes for hemoglobin. This mutation results in sickle-cell anemia. A partial sequence of bases from a normal hemoglobin gene and a sequence that results in sickle-cell anemia are shown below. What type of mutation is depicted in this sequence?
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    Insertion
    Deletion
    Substitution
    Frameshift
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  • Q9
    A codon chart is shown below. Which of these changes to the DNA triplet 3’ GCT 5’ will affect the protein produced?
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    GTT
    GCA
    TCC
    TCT
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  • Q10
    A mutation that occurs in the gametes of an organism will most likely be transferred to which of the following?
    The offspring of the organism
    The siblings of the organism
    The mating partner of the organism
    The other organisms living nearby
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  • Q11
    A mutation in which types of cells would only affect the organism and not future generations?
    Sperm cell and egg cell
    Nerve cell and brain cell
    Sperm cell and lung cell
    Egg cell and liver cell
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  • Q12
    A certain mutation in the gene for hemoglobin results in the red blood cells becoming sticky, rigid, and irregularly shaped. These irregularly shaped red blood cells block the flow of blood throughout the body. A single base mutation is responsible for these irregularly shaped blood cells.Which of these mutations most likely results in the mutated hemoglobin gene?
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    Substitution
    Deletion
    Duplication
    Insertion
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