Chapter 14 Quiz

Instructions
Quiz for Chapter 14: DNA: The Genetic Material.

This assessment is worth 10 points.

  1. Which is NOT a major function of the genetic material?   (1 point)

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  2. Nucleic acid was first discovered in pus cells in   (1 point)

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  3. DNA was disregarded as a possible candidate for the genetic material because   (1 point)

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  4. Transformation of bacteria was shown to occur when _______ bacteria were injected into mice and the mice _______.   (1 point)

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  5. The process of transformation in bacteria involves   (1 point)

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  6. DNA was first proven to be the transforming factor in bacterial cells by   (1 point)

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  7. Hershey and Chase experimented with radioactively labeled phosphorus and sulfur to determine that DNA and not protein is the genetic material. Which of the following was essential to this confirming experiment?   (1 point)

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  8. The term "bacteriophage" comes from the Greek root words for   (1 point)

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  9. Which statement is NOT correct about the results of the Hershey-Chase experiment with T2 bacteriophage?   (1 point)

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  10. DNA was proven to be the transforming substance when only the ______ enzymes could inhibit transformation.   (1 point)

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