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15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332
Textbook Problem

DNA _____.

  1. a. guides form and function
  2. b. is the basis of traits
  3. c. is transmitted from parents to offspring
  4. d. all of the above

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the molecule that carries hereditary materials, information, and guides the development and other activities of the cell. DNA consists of the instructions needed for an organism to reproduce, develop, grow, and survive. To carry out these information and functions, DNA sequences are converted to messages that produce proteins in the cell. These proteins in the cell continue most of the work in our bodies.

Explanation

Reasons for the correct answer:

Option d. is given as “all of the above”. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) carries out the information in an organism, which guides cellular activities that sustain the individual through its lifetime. The various cellular activities include various development, growth, and the transmission of genetic material to the offspring. Hence, option d. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answer:

Option a. is given as “guides form and function”. DNA guides form and function of the cell in the organism; it is the basis of traits (option b.) and also it is transmitted from parents to offspring (option c.). As option d. is given as all of the above. So, option a. is incorrect.

Option b...

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