B1- You and your genes (B1.1)

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Where are the instructions that control how an organism develops and function found ?
They are found in the nucleus of its cells and are called genes
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What are genes ?
genes are instructions for a cell that describe how to make proteins, they are sections of DNA molecules that make up chromosomes in the nuclei of cells
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what can proteins be (2 facts and an example)?
Proteins can be structural (e.g. collagen) or functional (e.g. enzymes such as amylase)
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What characteristics are determined by genes ?
dimples, earlobe shape, eye colour
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What characteristics are determined by environmental factors ?
scars,
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What characteristics are determined by both the environment and genes?
weight, intelligence, height
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What are many characteristics determined by ?
several genes working together (e.g. eye colour)
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