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Centre Number Candidate NumberWrite your name here
Surname Other names
 Total Marks
Paper Reference
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*P39509A0124*
Edexcel GCE
Biology
Advanced SubsidiaryUnit 1: Lifestyle, Transport, Genes and Health
Monday 14 May 2012 – Morning
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
You must have:
Ruler
6BI01/01
Instructions
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Use
black 
ink or ball-point pen.
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Fill in the boxes
at the top of this page with your name,centre number and candidate number.
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Answer
all
questions.
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Answer the questions in the spaces provided
there may be more space than you need 
.
Information
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The total mark for this paper is 80.
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The marks for
each
question are shown in brackets
– use this as a guide as to how much time to spend on each question.
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Questions labelled with an
asterisk 
(
*
) are ones where the quality of yourwritten communication will be assessed
– you should take particular care with your spelling, punctuation and grammar, aswell as the clarity of expression, on these questions.
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Candidates may use a calculator.
Advice
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Read each question carefully before you start to answer it.
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Keep an eye on the time.
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Try to answer every question.
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Check your answers if you have time at the end.
P39509A
©2012 Pearson Education Ltd.
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*P39509A0224*
Answer ALL questions.Some questions must be answered with a cross in a box . If you change your mind about ananswer, 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 in the box that corresponds to thecorrect statement.(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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*P39509A0324*
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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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