Biology Heredity Quiz past HSC questions

Welcome to your Biology Heredity Quiz past HSC questions, 5 randomly generated questions relevant to module 5 heredity module from past HSC exams have been chosen. Aim to answer these in roughly 10 minutes.

1. 
What do the data show about the effect of the ALDH2 allele?

2. 
Which human pedigree shows inheritance of a recessive, sex-linked characteristic?

3. 
Many transgenic crops have been genetically engineered to have traits such as herbicide resistance. In at least four different crops the transgene has been found in nearby wild plant relatives of the cultivated crops.

What is the most likely reason for this observation?

4. 
Which diagram correctly models one phase of meiosis in an organism that has six chromosomes in its somatic cells?

5. 
Streptomycin is an antibiotic that kills bacteria by interfering with the function of their ribosomes

The primary effect of the antibiotic is that it prevents the bacteria from producing

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