Biology - Advanced Subsidiary - Unit 1 - Lifestyle, Transport, Genes and Health

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Edexcel GCE

Biology
Advanced Subsidiary
Unit 1: Lifestyle, Transport, Genes and Health
Monday 14 May 2012 – Morning
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Paper Reference

6BI01/01
Total Marks

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Answer ALL questions.
Some questions must be answered with a cross in a box . If you change your mind about an answer, put a line through the box and then mark your new answer with a cross . 1 Nucleic acids, DNA and RNA, are very important molecules in living organisms. Messenger RNA (mRNA) and transfer RNA (tRNA) are involved in the synthesis of proteins.

For each of the statements (a) to (f ), put a cross
correct statement.

in the box that corresponds to the

(a) DNA and RNA are polynucleotides composed of mononucleotides joined by (1)
A catabolic reactions
B condensation reactions
C hydrolysis reactions
D redox reactions
(b) The mononucleotides of RNA consist of a phosphate joined to the sugar (1)
A deoxyribose
B dextrose
C ribose
D ribulose
(c) The mononucleotides in mRNA are joined together by
(1)
A disulphide bridges
B glycosidic bonds
C hydrogen bonds
D phosphodiester bonds

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(d) The bases in RNA are
(1)
A adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymine
B adenine, cytosine, guanine and uracil
C adenine, guanine, thymine and uracil
D cytosine, guanine, thymine and uracil
(e) DNA is a double stranded molecule twisted into
(1)
A a beta-pleated sheet
B a double helix
C a triple helix
D an alpha helix
(f ) The two DNA strands are held together by
(1)
A disulphide bridges
B glycosidic links
C hydrogen bonds
D phosphodiester bonds

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(g) Describe the role of each of the following in protein synthesis. (4)
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