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Plasmid: Quiz


Question 1: Plasmids used in ________ are called vectors.
RNAGeneticsDNAGenetic engineering

Question 2: Degradative plasmids, which enable the digestion of unusual substances, e.g., toluene or ________.
CelecoxibIbuprofenSalicylic acidAspirin

Question 3: ________ (ZFNs) offer a way to cause a site-specific double strand break to the DNA genome and cause homologous recombination.
Zinc finger nucleasePlasmidMaizeGene

Question 4: Plasmids can be considered to be part of the mobilome, since they are often associated with conjugation, a mechanism of ________.
DNAMicroorganismCell (biology)Horizontal gene transfer

Question 5: Col-plasmids, which contain genes that code for (determine the production of) ________, proteins that can kill other bacteria.
PolymyxinBacteriocinMembrane receptorPeripheral membrane protein

Question 6: Plasmids can be found in all three major domains, ________, Bacteria and Eukarya.

Question 7: This is a cheap and easy way of mass-producing a gene or the protein it then codes for, for example, insulin or even ________.
Antibiotic misuseATC code J01Nucleic acid inhibitorAntibiotic

Question 8: To clone longer lengths of DNA, ________ with lysogeny genes deleted, cosmids, bacterial artificial chromosomes or yeast artificial chromosomes could be used.
Model organismArabidopsis thalianaEscherichia coliLambda phage

Question 9: Several different plasmids have been found in ________.
Helicobacter pyloriPathogenic bacteriaPseudomonas aeruginosaEscherichia coli

Question 10: Plasmids usually occur naturally in bacteria, but are sometimes found in eukaryotic organisms (e.g., the 2-micrometre-ring in ________).
Saccharomyces cerevisiaeFungusProteinYeast


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