SAT Subject Biology Practice Question 256: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 256

6. In eukaryotic cells, chromosomes and ribosomes share which of the following characteristics?

I. They consist of nucleic acid.

II. They consist of protein.

III. They are in the nucleus.

A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I and II
E. I and III

Correct Answer: D


Ribosomes consist of rRNA and protein. Eukaryotic chromosomes consist of DNA wrapped around histone proteins.

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