Which of the following occurs in meiosis but not in mitosis?
A) chromosome replication
B) synapsis of chromosomes
C) production of daughter cells
D) alignment of chromosomes at the equator
E) condensation of chromatin
Synapsis of chromosomes
Which of the following most accurately describes a cyclin?
A) It is present in similar concentrations throughout the cell cycle.
B) It is activated to phosphorylate by complexing with a Cdk.
C) It decreases in concentration when MPF activity increases.
D) It activates a Cdk molecule when it is in sufficient concentration.
E) It activates a Cdk when its concentration is decreased.
It activates a Cdk molecule when it is in sufficient concentration
The function of phosphatases in signal transduction is best described
A) move the phosphate group of the transduction pathway to the next molecule of a series.
B) prevent a protein kinase from being reused when there is another extracellular signal.
C) amplify the transduction signal so it affects multiple transducers.
D) amplify the second messengers such as cAMP.
E) inactivate protein kinases and turn off the signal transduction.
inactivate protein kinases and turn off the signal transduction
Cells from an advanced malignant tumor most often have very abnormal
chromosomes, and often an abnormal total number of chromosomes. Why
might this occur?
A) Cancer cells are no longer density dependent.
B) Cancer cells are no longer anchorage dependent.
C) Chromosomally abnormal cells can still go through cell cycle checkpoints.
D) Chromosomally abnormal cells still have normal metabolism.
E) Transformation introduces new chromosomes into cells.
Chromosomally abnormal cells can still go through cell cycle checkpoints.
Why do neurons and some other specialized cells divide infrequently?
A) They no longer have active nuclei.
B) They no longer carry receptors for signal molecules.
C) They have been shunted into G₀.
D) They can no longer bind Cdk to cyclin.
E) They show a drop in MPF concentration.
They have been shunted into G₀
When a neuron responds to a particular neurotransmitter by opening
gated ion channels, the neurotransmitter is serving as which part of
the signal pathway?
B) relay molecule
D) signal molecule
E) endocrine molecule
Why is apoptosis potentially threatening to the healthy
"neighbors" of a dying cell?
A) Cell death would usually spread from one cell to the next via paracrine signals.
B) Lysosomal enzymes exiting the dying cell would damage surrounding cells.
C) Released cellular energy would interfere with the neighbors' energy budget.
D) Bits of membrane from the dying cell could merge with neighbors and bring in foreign receptors.
E) Neighboring cells would activate immunological responses.
Lysosomal enzymes exiting the dying cell would damage surrounding cells.
Which of the following defines a genome?
A) representation of a complete set of a cell's polypeptides
B) the complete set of an organism's polypeptides
C) the complete set of a species' polypeptides
D) a karyotype
E) the complete set of an organism's genes
the complete set of an organism's genes
In the figure, the dots in the space between the two structures
represent which of the following?
A) receptor molecules
B) signal transducers
30) Which of the following is a protein synthesized at specific times
during the cell cycle that associates with a kinase to form a
catalytically active complex?
C) protein kinase
The human X and Y chromosomes
A) are both present in every somatic cell of males and females alike.
B) are of approximately equal size and number of genes.
C) are almost entirely homologous, despite their different names.
D) include genes that determine an individual's sex.
E) include only genes that govern sex determination.
include genes that determine an individual's sex
Consider this pathway: epinephrine → G protein-coupled receptor → G
protein → adenylyl cyclase → cAMP. Identify the second messenger.
B) G protein
D) adenylyl cyclase
E) G protein-coupled receptor
After telophase I of meiosis, the chromosomal makeup of each daughter
A) diploid, and the chromosomes are each composed of a single chromatid.
B) diploid, and the chromosomes are each composed of two chromatids.
C) haploid, and the chromosomes are each composed of a single chromatid.
D) haploid, and the chromosomes are each composed of two chromatids.
E) tetraploid, and the chromosomes are each composed of two chromatids.
haploid, and the chromosomes are each composed of two chromatids
Which of the following is true concerning cancer cells?
A) They do not exhibit density-dependent inhibition when growing in culture.
B) When they stop dividing, they do so at random points in the cell cycle.
C) They are not subject to cell cycle controls.
D) When they stop dividing, they do so at random points in the cell cycle, and they are not subject to cell cycle controls.
E) When they stop dividing, they do so at random points in the cell cycle; they are not subject to cell cycle controls; and they do not exhibit density-dependent inhibition when growing in culture.
When they stop dividing, they do so at random points in the cell cycle; they are not subject to cell cycle controls; and they do not exhibit density-dependent inhibition when growing in culture.
Testosterone functions inside a cell by
A) acting as a signal receptor that activates tyrosine kinases.
B) binding with a receptor protein that enters the nucleus and activates specific genes.
C) acting as a steroid signal receptor that activates ion channel proteins.
D) becoming a second messenger that inhibits adenylyl cyclase.
E) coordinating a phosphorylation cascade that increases spermatogenesis.
binding with a receptor protein that enters the nucleus and activates specific genes
The activation of receptor tyrosine kinases is characterized by
A) dimerization and phosphorylation.
B) dimerization and IP3 binding.
C) a phosphorylation cascade.
D) GTP hydrolysis.
E) channel protein shape change.
dimerization and phosphorylation
66) Homologous chromosomes move toward opposite poles of a dividing
B) meiosis I.
C) meiosis II.
E) binary fission.
One difference between cancer cells and normal cells is that cancer
A) are unable to synthesize DNA.
B) are arrested at the S phase of the cell cycle.
C) continue to divide even when they are tightly packed together.
D) cannot function properly because they are affected by density-dependent inhibition.
E) are always in the M phase of the cell cycle.
continue to divide even when they are tightly packed together.
Figure 13.2 of a single pair of homologous chromosomes as they might
appear during various stages of either mitosis or meiosis
52) Which diagram represents anaphase I of meiosis?
Independent assortment of chromosomes occurs.
A) The statement is true for mitosis only.
B) The statement is true for meiosis I only.
C) The statement is true for meiosis II only.
D) The statement is true for mitosis and meiosis I.
E) The statement is true for mitosis and meiosis II.
The statement is true for meiosis I only
Lipid-soluble signaling molecules, such as testosterone, cross the
membranes of all cells but affect only target cells because
A) only target cells retain the appropriate DNA segments.
B) intracellular receptors are present only in target cells.
C) most cells lack the Y chromosome required.
D) only target cells possess the cytosolic enzymes that transduce the testosterone.
E) only in target cells is testosterone able to initiate the phosphorylation cascade leading to activated transcription factor.
intracellular receptors are present only in target cells
Which of the following is characterized by a cell releasing a signal
molecule into the environment, followed by a number of cells in the
immediate vicinity responding?
A) hormonal signaling
B) autocrine signaling
C) paracrine signaling
D) endocrine signaling
E) synaptic signaling
In the figure above, mitosis is represented by which numbered part(s)
of the cycle?
Where do the microtubules of the spindle originate during mitosis in
both plant and animal cells?
One of the major categories of receptors in the plasma membrane
reacts by forming dimers, adding phosphate groups, and then activating
relay proteins. Which type does this?
A) G protein-coupled receptors
B) ligand-gated ion channels
C) steroid receptors
D) receptor tyrosine kinases
receptor tyrosine kinases
For the following question, match the key event of meiosis with the
stages listed below.
I. Prophase I V. Prophase II
II. Metaphase I VI. Metaphase II
III. Anaphase I VII. Anaphase II
IV. Telophase I VIII. Telophase II
38) Tetrads of chromosomes are aligned at the equator of the spindle; alignment determines independent assortment.
Which of the following is true of transcription factors?
A) They regulate the synthesis of DNA in response to a signal.
B) They transcribe ATP into cAMP.
C) They initiate the epinephrine response in animal cells.
D) They control gene expression.
E) They regulate the synthesis of lipids in the cytoplasm.
They control gene expression.
GTPase activity is involved in the regulation of signal transduction
A) increases the available concentration of phosphate.
B) decreases the amount of G protein in the membrane.
C) hydrolyzes GTP binding to G protein.
D) converts cGMP to GTP.
E) phosphorylates protein kinases.
hydrolyzes GTP binding to G protein
What is a cleavage furrow?
A) a ring of vesicles forming a cell plate
B) the separation of divided prokaryotes
C) a groove in the plasma membrane between daughter nuclei
D) the metaphase plate where chromosomes attach to the spindle
E) the space that is created between two chromatids during anaphase
a groove in the plasma membrane between daughter nuclei
What explains the increased concentration of Ca⁺⁺ in the ER?
A) Calcium ions are actively imported from the cytoplasm into the ER.
B) Calcium concentration is kept low in the cytoplasm because of its high usage level.
C) Calcium cannot enter the plasma membrane through ion channels.
D) Calcium levels in the blood or other body fluids are extremely low.
E) The Ca ions are recycled from other molecules in the ER.
Calcium ions are actively imported from the cytoplasm into the ER.
In a human karyotype, chromosomes are arranged in 23 pairs. If we
choose one of these pairs, such as pair 14, which of the following do
the two chromosomes of the pair have in common?
A) Length and position of the centromere only.
B) Length, centromere position, and staining pattern only.
C) Length, centromere position, staining pattern, and traits coded for by their genes.
D) Length, centromere position, staining pattern, and DNA sequences.
E) They have nothing in common except they are X-shaped.
Length, centromere position, staining pattern, and traits coded for by their genes
Which of the following does not occur during mitosis?
A) condensation of the chromosomes
B) replication of the DNA
C) separation of sister chromatids
D) spindle formation
E) separation of the spindle poles
replication of the DNA
What are scaffolding proteins?
A) ladderlike proteins that allow receptor-ligand complexes to climb through cells from one position to another
B) microtubular protein arrays that allow lipid-soluble hormones to get from the cell membrane to the nuclear pores
C) large molecules to which several relay proteins attach to facilitate cascade effects
D) relay proteins that orient receptors and their ligands in appropriate directions to facilitate their complexing
E) proteins that can reach into the nucleus of a cell to affect transcription
large molecules to which several relay proteins attach to facilitate cascade effects
Density-dependent inhibition is explained by which of the following?
A) As cells become more numerous, they begin to squeeze against each other, restricting their size and ability to produce control factors.
B) As cells become more numerous, the cell surface proteins of one cell contact the adjoining cells and they stop dividing.
C) As cells become more numerous, the protein kinases they produce begin to compete with each other, such that the proteins produced by one cell essentially cancel those produced by its neighbor.
D) As cells become more numerous, more and more of them enter the S phase of the cell cycle.
E) As cells become more numerous, the level of waste products increases, eventually slowing down metabolism.
As cells become more numerous, the cell surface proteins of one cell contact the adjoining cells and they stop dividing.
Where do apoptotic signals come from?
A) the nucleus only
B) the ER only
C) ligand binding only
D) mitochondrial protein leakage only
E) all of the above
Why do chromosomes coil during mitosis?
A) to increase their potential energy
B) to allow the chromosomes to move without becoming entangled and breaking
C) to allow the chromosomes to fit within the nuclear envelope
D) to allow the sister chromatids to remain attached
E) to provide for the structure of the centromere
to allow the chromosomes to move without becoming entangled and breaking
If there are 20 chromatids in a cell, how many centromeres are there?
Measurements of the amount of DNA per nucleus were taken on a large
number of cells from a growing fungus. The measured DNA levels ranged
from 3 to 6 picograms per nucleus. In which stage of the cell cycle
did the nucleus contain 6 picograms of DNA?
Which of the following is a protein maintained at constant levels
throughout the cell cycle that requires cyclin to become catalytically
C) protein kinase
Adenylyl cyclase has the opposite effect of which of the following?
A) protein kinase
B) protein phosphatase