BIO SCI 93 Study Guide - Final Guide: Semiconservative Replication, Deoxyribose, RiboseExam
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EXAM VERSION A
Dec 15th, 2014
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a) Its two strands are held together by easily broken covalent bonds.
b) Its replication is semiconservative.
c) Replication and transcription are thermodynamically spontaneous and require no
d) Its nucleotides can base-pair with both ribose and deoxyribose nucleotides.
e) The enzyme DNA polymerase is able to replicate both DNA and RNA
3. Thymine makes up 42% of the nucleotides in a sample of DNA from an organism.
Approximately what percentage of the nucleotides in this sample will be Cytosine?
e) It cannot be determined from the information provided.
4. Which of the following types of mutation, resulting in an error in the mRNA just after the
AUG start of translation, is likely to have the most serious effect on the polypeptide
a) a deletion of a codon
b) a deletion of a nucleotide
c) a substitution of the third nucleotide in an ACC codon
d) a substitution of the first nucleotide of a GGG codon
e) an insertion of a codon
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