DNA Workshop

Use the information you find in the DNA Workshop to answer the questions below. Download and use this copy of the questions to collect the information you are responsible for locating. When you have completed the assignment, place your work in your notebook. You will need this information to take the DNA Workshop and Fingerprinting Assignment Check.

Here are the important ideas you will need to know:

DNA Replication:

Protein Synthesis:

Chromosomes:

 

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DNA Replication:

1. What is DNA replication?

2. In a real cell, the molecule unwinds from spools made of _____________.

3. What helps to unzip the DNA ladder?

4. What is the base pair rule?

5. How many bases are in the DNA chain?

6. What is the base sequence from top to bottom of the DNA molecule on the right?

7. What is the base sequence from top to bottom of the DNA molecule on the left?

8. Are the 2 sequences identical?

9. How many base pairs does each human chromosome contain?

10. All 46 chromosomes contain _______________ pairs.

11. Where are you in the cell during DNA replication? Nucleus or cytoplasm?

 

Protein Synthesis:

12. What happens during protein synthesis?

13. At this point, DNA resembles a ___________.

14. What moves up the ladder breaking the rungs?

15. What is the base pair rule for RNA?

16. What is the base sequence from the top to the bottom of the molecule?

17. Which side is the RNA molecule? How do you know?

18. In a real cell, how long would the RNA molecule be?

19. An RNA molecule transcribed from DNA is called ___________.

20. Where will the new RNA molecule go now?

 21. Where are you in the cell now?

22. What is the function of ribosomes?

23. What is a codon?

24. What is an anticodons?

25. What is attached to the tRNA molecule?

26. What is the first amino acid in this sequence?

27. What is the first codon sequence and its compliment?

28. What is the second codon sequence and its compliment (anticodon).

29. What is the name of the second amino acid in this sequence?

30. Where will the ribosome go next? 

31. What will happen to the first tRNA?

32. What is the third codon sequence and its compliment (anticodon).

33. What is the name of the third amino acid in this sequence?

34. How long is the protein now?

35. How long can the protein chain get?

36. When will protein synthesis end?

37. What will the ribosome do when the end is reached?

38. What is the correct amino acid sequence of your protein that you just made?