4 Written questions
3 Multiple choice questions
- RNA has both information storage and catalytic properties.
- they showed that organic molecules such as amino acids could be produced from inorganic molecules
- Ivy leaf and pine needle
3 True/False questions
Phylogeny is the evolutionary history of related groups of organisms. Organisms are grouped into taxa based on homologous characteristics, shared traits that result from common ancestry. Which statement is true?
Homologous structures look the same and serve the same function, but they differ in evolutionary origin and structure.
The term "monophyletic" refers to a taxon that includes an ancestral species and all of its descendants.
Ancestral traits are always simpler than derived traits. → The term "monophyletic" refers to a taxon that includes an ancestral species and all of its descendants.
Radiometric dating _____.
allows us to determine an absolute, errorless date
only works on rocks younger than 75,000 years
allows us to indirectly date fossils up to billions of years old based on minerals in surrounding volcanic strata
relies on the fact that the daughter isotope decays to the parent isotope at a constant rate
can be used to directly date fossils in sedimentary rock → allows us to indirectly date fossils up to billions of years old based on minerals in surrounding volcanic strata
Hox genes are thought to play an important role in the development of different morphologies because _____.
they affect the timing of reproductive development in the organism
they paved the way for the development of multicellular organisms
they affect the order of genes on certain chromosomes
they affect the timing of development in the embryo
they provide positional information in the embryo → they provide positional information in the embryo