The Hindu Science Quiz | On genetics
1 / 5 | Whose research heralded genetics as a scientific discipline?
- Gregor Mendel
- Hugo de Vries
- Watson and Crick
- Thomas Morgan
Mendel suspected that traits were inherited as discrete units.Next
2 / 5 | Hippocrates believed in the inheritance of acquired characteristics, and devised a hypothesis known as...
Hippocrates postulated that all organs of the body of a parent gave off invisible “seeds,” which were like miniaturised building components.Next
3 / 5 | Aristotle emphasised the importance of __ in heredity.
Aristotle thought that the blood supplied generative material for building all parts of the adult body.Next
4 / 5 | What are codons?
- Pair of nucleotides
- Other name for nucleotides
- Mutated nucleotides
- Triplets of nucleotides
In 1961, Francis Crick and South African biologist Sydney Brenner showed that the genetic code must be read in triplets of nucleotides, called codons.Next
5 / 5 | When did the Human Genome Project begin?