Comprehension Questions

1. All organisms have the same universal genetic system. What are the implications of this universal genetic system?

2. Why are the viruses that infect mammalian cells useful for studying the genetics of mammals?

* 3. List three fundamental events that must take place in cell reproduction.

4. Outline the process by which prokaryotic cells reproduce.

5. Name three essential structural elements of a functional eukaryotic chromosome and describe their functions.

* 6. Sketch and label four different types of chromosomes based on the position of the centromere.

7. List the stages of interphase and the major events that take place in each stage.

* 8. List the stages of mitosis and the major events that take place in each stage.

* 9. What are the genetically important results of the cell cycle?

10. Why are the two cells produced by the cell cycle genetically identical?

11. What are checkpoints? What two general classes of compounds regulate progression through the cell cycles?

12. What are the stages of meiosis and what major events take place in each stage?

*13. What are the major results of meiosis?

14. What two processes unique to meiosis are responsible for genetic variation? At what point in meiosis do these processes take place?

*15. List similarities and differences between mitosis and meiosis. Which differences do you think are most important and why?

16. Outline the process by which male gametes are produced in plants. Outline the process of female gamete formation in plants.

17. Outline the process of spermatogenesis in animals. Outline the process of oogenesis in animals.

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  • ATTE LASSILA
    What two general classes of compounds regulate progression throughout the cell cycle?
    7 years ago

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