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Supermodels of Science Quiz Questions

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C. elegans

A scientist used GFP to identify specific cells in developing C. elegans in order to make a map of cells in which organ?

  1. Brain
  2. Liver
  3. Heart
  4. Stomach

Fruit fly

Scientists raise fruit flies in the laboratory to study how their genes affect which of the following?

  1. Development
  2. Appearance
  3. Behavior
  4. Lifespan
  5. All of the above

Mouse

Laboratory mice are the most commonly used animal in research. Mice are great model organisms because:

  1. They are easy to house and handle.
  2. They reproduce quickly so scientists can compare grandparents, parents and children at the same time.
  3. Their large, transparent embryos grow quickly outside the mother.
  4. Both A and B.

Yeast

The yeast called S. cerevisiae is used in which of the following?

  1. Wine-making
  2. Brewing beer
  3. Baking
  4. All of the above

Zebrafish

Because zebrafish are see-through, they are especially good for studies of:

  1. Bone and other organ development
  2. Hormone problems
  3. Mating behavior
  4. Mental health

Answers to the Supermodels of Science Quiz

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