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What is the reaction plants used to make their own food?
What is the name of the series of openings on the under sides of leaves to allow gas exchange?
Which type of plants, such as Venus fly traps, obtain nutrients from trapping and consuming animals?
Which type of plants produce two seed leaves?
Which cells give pears their gritty texture?
What term describes when the last existing member of a species dies?
What is the name of the line along which species are counted?
What is the number of different species in a given area known as?
What term describes the species such as lichens that colonize previously uncolonized land
What does the Simpson's Index give a measure of?
Which organs filter urea from the blood?
Which is the largest blood vessel in the body?
Where are the islets of Langerhans found?
Which cells insulate axons on nerve cells?
Which lobe of the brain is responsible for associated with perception and recognition of auditory stimuli, memory, and speech?
Where is the DNA stored in a (eukaryotic) cell?
How many pairs of chromosomes does each human body cell have?
Different versions of a gene are called...
Which enzyme is used to replicate DNA in PCR as it is not denatured at the high temperatures needed?
Which nucleotide sequences within a gene are removed by RNA splicing?
Are bacteria, viruses or fungi the smallest?
What is the reproduction division process in yeast known as?
What does the E stand for in E. coli?
Which infectious agents do not contain nucleic acids?
What can be used to identify bacterial with high levels of peptidoglycan in their cell walls?
Which land mammal has the longest gestational period?
What is entomology the study of?
Which order do humans belong to?
Which class do scorpions belong to?
What term describes organisms that leave the nest shortly after hatching or birth?
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May 30th, 2011 at 00:48 GMT
Great quiz! For the last question in zoology I kept typing "r-strategist."
May 30th, 2011 at 09:15 GMT
Thanks tallsaul, given the ambiguity of the question, r-strategists does also decribe them - it's added. If anyone else has other suggestions please let me know.
May 31st, 2011 at 00:53 GMT
Good quiz: Might I suggest that "richness" species richness. ow I couldn't remember how to spell "Escherichia"
May 31st, 2011 at 08:34 GMT
Thank you xian, it's now added. I'm grateful we normally just go for E.coli, my spelling has never been a strong point
Jun 15th, 2011 at 08:40 GMT
This is a call to all potential quiz masters out there. Biology needs you, there is a shortage of high quality, well formatted quizzes with Biology tags. Can you put this right?
Jun 26th, 2011 at 03:30 GMT
@sufradley: Ditto on Anatomy. Everybody who's on summer break from school, let's see how well you can apply what you learned over the past semester.
Jun 29th, 2011 at 20:29 GMT
OK, I feel quite silly, but could we accept the singular for different versions of a gene? I typed it in, then gave up (rather than thinking about the question a bit more!)
Jul 8th, 2011 at 22:17 GMT
Could you also accept "dicot" or "dicotyledon?" The question is ambiguous in asking for the adjective or noun.
Jul 16th, 2011 at 21:56 GMT
Nice quiz, pretty difficult. Also I suggest accepting "oligodendrocyte" for the axon insulation question (they myelinate in the CNS)
Jul 17th, 2011 at 11:18 GMT
@rhayes the purals (due to the question wording) were already accepted but I've added the singular forms too. @swarley9 thank you, I have loads of different acceptabe answers for that one but oligodendrocytes totally slipped my mind - it's now on the list. If anyone else spots anything please help me to improve this quiz.
Sep 6th, 2011 at 20:40 GMT
This is why I didnt become a biology major: Too much damn terminology.
Oct 6th, 2011 at 07:02 GMT
Pfu polymerase (and probably dozens more) is also used for PCR, though Taq is by far the most common. You might want to try rewording the question or adding in some alternatives. Good quiz, though.
Oct 14th, 2011 at 00:03 GMT
For first question in genetics mitochondria also contain DNA that is stored within the organelle itself
Oct 30th, 2011 at 21:01 GMT
I agree that mitochondria (and chloroplasts) also contain DNA however this is only around 1% of the total DNA so I think it would be more wrong to accept either of these organelles for that answer as this may lead people to believe these are the primary locations for eukaryotic DNA.
Feb 13th, 2012 at 23:35 GMT
Certain species of yeast reproduce through budding, such as S. cerevisiae, but other species of yeast such as S. pombe reproduce through binary fission...
Feb 14th, 2012 at 13:10 GMT
@Chad and @Stanma thanks for your feedback, they are added as alternatives, along with a few more alternatives you got me thinking about - thanks again
May 13th, 2012 at 15:07 GMT
Hi, just played the game, great fun! Just a point, you may want to specify human body on the 23 pairs of chromosomes, I assumed that's what you meant but it did stall me a little.
Jun 13th, 2012 at 23:10 GMT
Was anyone else confused by the "line along which species are counted"? I thought this had something to do with a timeline showing species' emergence/decline, especially given the previous question. Also, the following question could also be answered by "biodiversity", could it not?
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