SAT II Biology M : Nucleus and Nucleolus

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II Biology M

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Sat Subject Test In Biology

A student identifies a cell as prokaryotic. Which of the following could NOT be a characteristic of the cell?

Possible Answers:



The ability to carry out photosynthesis

A cell wall

A true nucleus

Correct answer:

A true nucleus


A defining characteristic of prokaryotes is the lack of a true nucleus. Prokaryotic cells do contain ribosomes, DNA, and cell walls, and some but not all prokaryotes are capable of photosynthesis.

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