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Ch 1 Vocab Test

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6 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The group in an experiment that is lacking (as best as possible) the effects of the IV.
  2. The study of life.
  3. The part of the experiment that I (get it...I) control. This is what you are isolating.
  4. A sequence of DNA that codes for a specific trait. Sometimes 1 gene = 1 trait; also many genes can = 1 trait
  5. The transmission of traits (via genes) from one generation to the next.
  6. Things that must remain the same between the experimental group AND the control group.

6 True/False Questions

  1. GenomeAll of the genes in an organism, including mitochondrial DNA.


  2. EcologyThe study of life.


  3. CellThe smallest unit capable of all life functions.


  4. EvolutionA change in the DNA sequence of a gene. This can lead to genetic diversity.


  5. MetabolismThe sum of all chemical reactions in an organism. Consists of anabolism (builds things and consumes energy) and catabolism (breaks things down and releases energy).


  6. HomeostasisAn educated answer to a question based on past experiences and current understandings.


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