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CH13_Study_Questions - Biology 8e(Campbell Chapter 13...

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1 Biology , 8e (Campbell) Chapter 13 Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles Multiple Choice Questions 1) What is a genome? A) The complete complement of an organism's genes B) A specific set of polypeptides within each cell C) A specialized polymer of four different kinds of monomers D) A specific segment of DNA that is found within a prokaryotic chromosome E) An ordered display of chromosomes arranged from largest to smallest Answer: A Topic: Concept 13.1 Skill: Knowledge/Comprehension 2) Which of the following statements about genes is incorrect ? Topic: Concept 13.1 Skill: Knowledge/Comprehension 3) Asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction differ in all but which of the following ways? A) Individuals reproducing asexually transmit 100% of their genes to their progeny, whereas individuals reproducing sexually transmit only 50%. B) Asexual reproduction produces offspring that are genetically identical to the parents, whereas sexual reproduction gives rise to genetically distinct offspring. C) Asexual reproduction involves a single parent, whereas sexual reproduction involves two. D) Asexual reproduction requires only mitosis, whereas sexual reproduction always involves meiosis. E) Asexual reproduction is utilized only by fungi and protists, whereas sexual reproduction is utilized only by plants and animals. Answer: E Topic: Concept 13.1 Skill: Knowledge/Comprehension
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2 4) If a horticulturist breeding gardenias succeeds in having a single plant with a particularly desirable set of traits, which of the following would be her most probable and efficient route to establishing a line of such plants? Topic: Concept 13.1 Skill: Synthesis/Evaluation
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