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Unformatted text preview: d. Examination of the nucleotide sequences found at the ends of chromosomes. e. Mechanisms that ensure a high degree of accuracy during DNA replication. f. Study of how the inheritance of traits encoded by genes on sex chromosomes differs from the inheritance of traits encoded by genes on nonsex chromosomes. 8. Compare and contrast the following terms: a. Gene and allele b. Genotype and phenotype c. DNA and RNA d. DNA and chromosome 9. What three general characteristics must the genetic material possess? 10. Why was Watson and Cricks discovery so important? 11. How does an RNA nucleotide differ from a DNA nucleotide? 12. How does a purine differ from a pyrimidine? What purines and pyrimidines are found in DNA and RNA? 13. Which bases are capable of forming hydrogen bonds with each another? 14. What are some of the important genetic implications of the DNA structure? 15. What are the major transfers of genetic information?...
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- Spring '08