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Primer (molecular biology): Quiz


Question 1: A commonly used method is ________ search whereby all the possible regions to which a primer may bind can be seen.

Question 2: They are required because the enzymes that catalyze replication, ________, can only add new nucleotides to an existing strand of DNA.
TelomeraseReverse transcriptaseDNA polymerase IDNA polymerase

Question 3: ________, the methods by which primers are manufactured
RNADNAOligonucleotide synthesisGuanine

Question 4: ________ • model organisms (such as C57BL/6 mice) • method (Nucleic acid • Protein) • Fluorescence, Pigment & Radioactivity
Cell cultureVirologyCancerDNA

Question 5: A primer is a strand of nucleic acid that serves as a starting point for ________.
DNA replicationPrimer (molecular biology)TelomeraseReplication fork

Question 6: In most cases of natural DNA replication, the primer for DNA synthesis and replication is a short strand of ________ (which can be made de novo).
RNAMessenger RNASmall interfering RNANon-coding RNA

Question 7: Many of the laboratory techniques of biochemistry and molecular biology that involve DNA polymerase, such as ________ and the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), require DNA primers.
Full genome sequencingDNA sequencingHuman Genome ProjectGenome project

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