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TermFinder Test

We're asking you to help us test a new resource specifically designed to assist students in Biology 115: an online dictionary to explain the terminology in this unit. The dictionary is called TermFinder, and it offers definitions in plain English with visual and audio illustrations of the terms. Because it focuses particularly on the vocabulary in Biology 115, it should be particularly useful to students as a revision tool. Anyone completing and returning the test will go into a draw to win double passes for the movies.

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Part A

Match the word with its most appropriate definition by placing the letter attached to the definition in the answer column
Answer Definitions
1. codon a) an enzyme found in the chromosomes of germ cells
2. eukaryote b) a small, round, granular body located in the nucleus of a cell
3. endoderm c) the process of cell division which produces clones
4. extracellular d) the inside layer of an embryo
5. glycogen e) a sequence of five nucleotides in DNA or RNA
6. mitosis f) regional folding within polypeptides
7. nucleotide g) one of the building blocks of nucleic acids
8. telomerase h) the end sequence of a DNA strand in a chromosome
9. tertiary structure i) an organism with a membrane-bound nucleus
10. translation j) an organic compound that stores carbohydrate in animals
 k) the process of cell division which produces sex cells
 l) an organism without a membrane-bound nucleus
 m) a grouping of nucleotides that determines the insertion of an amino acid at a particular place in a polypeptide
 n) a monosaccharide found in many plants and animals
 o) folding or coiling of the secondary structure to form a three-dimensional molecule
 p) the process whereby information is copied from RNA to form a protein
 q) referring to something additional to the cell
 r) the process whereby information is copied from DNA to RNA
 s) the outside layer of an embryo
 t) referring to something outside the cell

Part B

Select the the best answer.

1. Which of these chemicals is a neurotransmitter (could be more than one)
a. acetycholine
b. adenine
c. glycine
d. malathion

2. Which of the following means to block the action or function of something in the body
a. activate
b. express
c. exhibit
d. inhibit

3. Which of the following would be used as a defence against a pathogen
a. phagocytosis
b. parthenogenesis
c. pathenogenesis
d. phagogenesis

4. Which of the following could be used by some single-celled animals to move
a. pseudogenes
b. pseudonyms
c. pseudomorphs
d. pseudopodia

5. "Germ line tissue" refers to:
a. an aggregate of cells from which germs are derived
b. an aggregate of cells from which sex cells are derived
c. an aggregate of cells in the skin used as a defence against germs
d. an aggregate of cells in plants which germinate

Fill in the gap with the most appropriate word(s)
6. A blastula is produced at the end of the stage.
7. is an enzyme that catalyses a chemical reaction to produce light.
8. are structural genes which make up the lac operon.
Answer the following:
9a. Name one purine and one pyrimidine base.

9b. Which nitrogenous base occurs only in RNA?

Questions about TermFinder

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1a) TermFinder was easy to use
b) The page for each term was easy to read
c) It was easy to find the terms I needed
d) The definitions were easy to understand
e) The illustrations were useful and helped my understanding of the word
f) TermFinder will be useful to students learning Biology
2 What were the best features of TermFinder?
3 What features of TermFinder could be improved?