DNA - the genetic material

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1. Who articulated the existence of genes and the rules governing their transmission from generation to generation

  • Colin McLeod
  • Gregor Mendel
  • Frederick Griffiths
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2. Frederick Griffith demonstrated that

  • Genetic material can be transferred from one bacterial cell to another
  • The offspring of the parents often contained the same genes
  • Humans are different to monkeys

3. Mendel articulated his theory of genetics in what year?

  • 1866
  • 1966

4. Friedrich Miescher isolated DNA from what?

  • Pus
  • Eggs
  • Skin
  • Hair

5. Although the generalisation is that DNA is the genetic material in organisms, the exception lies in _________

  • Viruses as the genetic material is RNA
  • Archaea as the genetic material is RNA


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