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Biotechnology 1

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  • Q1
    How would you best describe cross breeding?
    two different organisms bred together to form a new organism
    inserting a gene from one organism into the DNA of another organism
    intentional mating of organisms to produce offspring with specific traits
  • Q2
    Why is DNA compared to a fingerprint?
    both can be cloned
    just like a fingerprint, DNA is specific to each individual
    both DNA and fingerprints are used at crime scenes
  • Q3
    True or False? Twins are clones of each other.
  • Q4
    Which of the following is NOT a disadvantage of genetic modification?
    pressure for certain people to not have children
    corn plants that have the ability to resist pests
    genes from one species transferred into another species may cause an allergic reaction
    higher prices for insurance
  • Q5
    What is bio-remediation?
    the use of viruses to develop new human drugs
    the use of bacteria to clean the environment
    the process of inserting a gene from one organism into the DNA from another organism
  • Q6
    True or False? Biotechnology is a new field of study.
  • Q7
    Which of the following statements reflects the greatest concern for the growth of genetically modified crops?
    high yield crop varieties will reduce the use of fertilizers
    insect resistant crop varieties might reduce the insect population
    Genes for herbicide resistance might be transferred to weeds
    increased cost of agriculture production
  • Q8
    Which of the following careers best fits into the field of biotechnology?
  • Q9
    Which of the following is an ethical issue involved in cloning?
    destroying embryos for research purposes
    poor funding of stem cell research by the government
    decrease in the production of plant and animal based food
    increased biodiversity of the species being cloned
  • Q10
    What is a genome?
    the section of DNA that may be removed for placement into another organism
    a gene that codes for antibiotic resistance
    an entire set of DNA, a map of the genes
    the set of DNA chromosomes inherited from the mother, maternal

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