Test Your Knowledge About Mutation

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Test Your Knowledge About Mutation

Mutation is the changes that take place in our DNA sequence over a lifetime. The changes occur in the sequence of bases- A, C, G, and T. Check our online quiz and learn everything there is to know mutation.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Damage and errors in DNA cause___________
    • A. 

      Mutation

    • B. 

      DNA repair

    • C. 

      Translation

    • D. 

      Transcription

  • 2. 
    All types of mutations are transferable among generations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Mark the INCORRECT statement about mutation?
    • A. 

      Mutation is predestined

    • B. 

      Major source of evaluation

    • C. 

      Usually deleterious and recessive

    • D. 

      It is a reversible process

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT a type of reverse mutation?
    • A. 

      Back mutation

    • B. 

      Intergenic suppressor mutation

    • C. 

      Intragenic suppressor mutation

    • D. 

      Missense mutation

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT true for loss of function mutation?
    • A. 

      Usually recessive

    • B. 

      Most common mutation

    • C. 

      Increases the activity of the gene

    • D. 

      Null allelic mutation

  • 6. 
    Name the term given to the type of mutation which depends on the conditions of the environment?
    • A. 

      Forward mutation

    • B. 

      Reverse mutation

    • C. 

      Conditional lethal mutation

    • D. 

      Gain of function mutation

  • 7. 
    What is the detection technique of auxotrophs?
    • A. 

      Spread plating

    • B. 

      Replica plating

    • C. 

      Streaking

    • D. 

      Pouring

  • 8. 
    Name the type of mutation in which the cause of mutation is not known?
    • A. 

      Spontaneous mutation

    • B. 

      Suppressor mutation

    • C. 

      Nonsense mutation

    • D. 

      Mis-sense mutation

  • 9. 
    Addition or deletion of bases causes which kind of mutation?
    • A. 

      Transversion

    • B. 

      Frameshift mutation

    • C. 

      Transition

    • D. 

      Transcription

  • 10. 
    Which of the following chemical mutagen affects only replicating DNA?
    • A. 

      Acridine dye

    • B. 

      Alkylating agent

    • C. 

      Deaminating agent

    • D. 

      Base analog

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