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Unit 5 Vocabulary Pre-Assessment

Quiz by Amanda Wood

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  • Q1
    5monomers of proteins
    Amino Acids
    30s
  • Q2
    A specific sequence of three adjacent bases on a strand of DNA or RNA that provides genetic code information for a particular amino acid
    Codon
    30s
  • Q3
    A type of RNA, synthesized from DNA, that attaches to ribosomes in the cytoplasm and specifies the primary structure of a protein.
    mRNA
    30s
  • Q4
    A change in a gene or chromosome.
    Mutation
    30s
  • Q5
    a group of organic molecules that includes DNA and RNA, which store and transmit genetic information used for protein synthesis
    Nucleic acids
    30s
  • Q6
    A building block of DNA, consisting of a five-carbon sugar covalently bonded to a nitrogenous base and a phosphate group.
    Nucleotide
    30s
  • Q7
    the formation of proteins by using information contained in DNA and carried by mRNA
    Protein synthesis
    30s
  • Q8
    a group of organic molecules that perform many functions throughout organisms including providing structure and facilitating chemical reactions (enzymes)
    Proteins
    30s
  • Q9
    type of RNA that combines with proteins to form ribosomes
    rRNA
    30s
  • Q10
    complex molecule made up of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) subunits and proteins; it serves as the site of protein synthesis (translation) where amino acids are linked together to build proteins as specified by the messenger RNA (mRNA)
    RIbosome
    30s
  • Q11
    process of copying DNA into mRNA in gene expression
    Transcription
    30s
  • Q12
    non-coding strands of RNA that carry amino acids to protein-building ribosomes
    tRNA
    30s
  • Q13
    process by which mRNA is used to synthesize proteins
    translation
    30s

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