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Transposons: Shifting Segments of the Genome (Quiz 2)

View the animation below, then complete the quiz to test your knowledge of the concept.






1Transposons are made of
A)segments of RNA
B)segments of DNA
C)antibody
D)protein



2A transposon can do all of the following except
A)move from a plasmid into the recipient cell genome
B)move from one site on the host genome to another site on the host genome
C)move from a host genome to a plasmid
D)make a copy of itself, leaving the copy in the original position as it moves
E)lyse the host chromosome to which it is transferred



3When a transposon moves within a host cell, it
A)undergoes transformation
B)always removes all traces of itself from the original location
C)sometimes leaves a copy of itself at the original location
D)changes its DNA in the process



4A transposon enters a cell on a plasmid.
A)True
B)False



5A transposon can move from a host cell to a plasmid.
A)True
B)False







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