Genetic Mutations Question Preview (ID: 45684)


7.L.4A.5.[print questions]

________ contribute to the aging process or the development of cancer
a) Gamete cell mutations
b) Body/somatic cell mutations
c)
d)

If the mutant cell is a_____ the altered DNA will be transmitted to the embryo (baby).
a) body cell
b) gamete
c)
d)

If the mutant cell is a ________ and not repaired the daughter cells can be affected
a) dominate allele
b) somatic cell
c)
d)

Most mutations are automatically repaired by the body’s ______ and therefore have no effect.
a) enzymes
b) somatic cells
c)
d)

If you are a carrier, (heterozygous), of sickle cell you are protected from _______.
a) cancer
b) genetic disorders
c) Malaria
d) all of the above

sickle cell anemia disease is ______ if you have that disorder-two recessive alleles.
a) harmful
b) helpful
c) neutral
d) all of the above

Mutations can have a ______ effect on the organism
a) beneficial
b) harmful
c) neutral
d) all of the above

any change in the genes of an organism
a) genotype
b) mutation
c)
d)

Mutations can occur randomly or can be the result of
a) your environment
b) your genes
c)
d)

______may result in phenotypes that help a species to increase in a population.
a) Beneficial mutations
b) Harmful mutations
c) Neutral mutations
d) all of the above

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