Item RH010002: In organisms that reproduce without the combining of two cells, all of the information in the parent's DNA molecules is passed to its offspring.

In some kinds of organisms, reproduction occurs asexually (without the combining of two sex cells). Which of the following statements is TRUE about the information that is passed in DNA molecules from parents to offspring in this type of reproduction?

  1. All of the information in the parent's DNA molecules is passed to its offspring.
  2. Half of the information in the parent's DNA molecules is passed to its offspring.
  3. None of the information in the parent's DNA molecules is passed to its offspring
  4. The amount of information in the parent's DNA molecules that is passed to its offspring varies from offspring to offspring.

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Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item RH010002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall41%
Grades 6–835%
Grades 9–1247%
Male43%
Female38%
Primary Language is English41%
Primary Language is not English34%

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