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Chimera (genetics): Quiz


Question 1: Germline chimerism is when the germ cells (for example, ________ and egg cells) of an organism are not genetically identical to its own.
SpermSexual reproductionSpermatozoonFertilisation

Question 2:
The tetragametic state has important implications for organ or ________ transplantation.
Umbilical cordEmbryoDevelopmental biologyStem cell

Question 3: The proposal is to insert human DNA into a cow's egg which has had its genetic material removed and then create an embryo by the same technique that produced ________.
BantengDomestic sheepDolly (sheep)Cloning

Question 4: The likelihood of offspring being a chimera is increased if it is created via ________.
Artificial inseminationPregnancyAssisted reproductive technologyIn vitro fertilisation

Question 5: At times this has become a religious issue, with several politicians arguing that it is against ________ beliefs.
Christianity and JudaismBibleJudeo-ChristianMessianic Judaism

Question 6: This has occurred in ________, and at one time was thought to be extremely rare, though more recent evidence suggests that it is not as rare as previously believed.
MindHuman evolutionHumanHomo

Question 7: For example, the chimera may have a liver composed of cells with one set of chromosomes and have a ________ composed of cells with a second set of chromosomes.
Immune systemKidneyUrinary systemEndocrine system

Question 8: The embryos were allowed to develop for several days in a laboratory setting, then destroyed to harvest the resulting ________.
Umbilical cordPrenatal developmentStem cellDevelopmental biology

Question 9: Once fused to a female, the males will reach sexual maturity, developing large ________ as their other organs atrophy.
ProstateTesticlePenisReproductive system

Question 10: This condition is either inherited, or it is acquired through the infusion of allogeneic ________ during transplantation or transfusion.
Hematopoietic stem cellHaematopoiesisBone marrowImmune system

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