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Building Blocks of Life: DNA, RNA, and Protein

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Building Blocks of Life DNA RNA and Protein game quiz
"This quiz examines the processes involved in the central dogma of biology: that DNA is transcribed into RNA which is translated into protein. Enjoy learning more about these important biochemistry topics!"

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1. The "genetic code" in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is based on the order of four nucleic acid bases: adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymine. However, what makes up a complete DNA nucleotide?
    All of these
    Phosphate group
    Five-carbon, 2'-deoxyribose sugar
    Nucleic acid (purine or pyrimidine) base


2. In the DNA double helix, A bonds to T and C bonds to G. What type of bonds hold these bases together?
    Peptide bonds
    Ionic bonds
    Glycosidic bonds
    Hydrogen bonds


3. DNA replication can be described as what type of process?
    Interspersed
    Conservative
    Semiconservative
    Dispersive


4. Transcription is the process of making a complementary RNA strand from a DNA strand. In eukaryotic cells, where does this process take place?
    Nucleus
    Cell membrane
    Cytoplasm
    Smooth endoplasmic reticulum


5. How is a eukaryotic primary RNA transcript processed before being released from the nucleus as mRNA?
    All of these
    Splicing of introns from the primary transcript
    Generation of a "cap" at the 5' end
    Addition of a poly-A tail at the 3' end


6. Translation is the process by which proteins are generated from an mRNA sequence by attaching amino acids to one another. Which specific type of RNA includes the anti-codon loop and is bound to a specific amino acid?
    pRNA
    rRNA
    tRNA
    mRNA


7. There are many different types of compounds which can be classified as amino acids, however, how many different kinds are typically incorporated into proteins?
    18
    64
    10
    20


8. What type of bond covalently links amino acids together in order to form a protein or polypeptide?
    Van Der Waals forces
    Hydrogen bond
    Peptide bond
    Glycosidic bond


9. Translation is carried out on which small cellular structure or organelle?
    Cell membrane
    Ribosome
    Lysosome
    Vacuole


10. Once a polypeptide is generated through translation, it is folded to make a functional protein molecule. How many levels of structural organization are present in proteins made up of multiple polypeptide subunits?
    1
    3
    2
    4


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Compiled Jun 27 14