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Research Article

Investigation of Students’ Alternative Conceptions of Terms and Processes of Gene Technology

Table 8

Multiple-choice questionnaire about students’ conceptions in gene technology.

No.Item: By … I understandCategories of students’ conception

(1)Gene
A trait, for instance, for the color of hair.Phenotype
A hereditary factor, for instance, for the color of hair (correct).
A bacterium that transfers traits, for instance, the color of hair. Object, phenotype, transmission
A cell that contains hereditary factors, for instance, for the color of hair. Object, genotype, container

(2)Genetic engineering
The cloning of genesGenotype, procedure
The change and transference of genes (correct).
The change of traits. Phenotype, procedure
The inheritance of genes. Genotype

(3)Clone
An identical copy of a living being (correct).
A person with identical signs. Object, phenotype
An animal with identical signs. Object, phenotype
An artificially made copy of a living being. Object, phenotype, procedure

(4) Enzyme … a material that
Is similar to a gene. Object
Releases a special illness. Function
Is similar to a hormone. Object
Facilitates a chemical reaction (correct).

(5) Inheritance of traits
The passing on of acquired traits to the children. Phenotype, pedigree
The passing on of genetic information with its coded traits to the children (correct).
The passing on of behavior patterns to the children. Phenotype, pedigree
The passing on of illnesses. Phenotype

(6)Transfer of genotype
The passing on of the male genotype with sexual intercourse.Procedure
The passing on of traits of the parents to the children. Phenotype, pedigree
The fathering of children. Procedure
The passing on of genotype to the daughters’ cells during cell division (correct).

(7) Change of genotype
A process caused by external or internal influence (correct).
Damage of genotype. Procedure, valuation
A natural process with the passing on of genotype to the children. Pedigree, valuation
A natural process during cell division. Procedure, valuation

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