Classical vs.Transgenic Breeding
How do modern crops compare to their ancestor? Be
How is modern modification different than traditional
How much of our genes do we share with plants?
How are we able to share genes with tomatoes, insects,
How has the salmon been engineered?
What allows transgenic
salmon to grow in winter?
Why would a lady salmon prefer to mate with a larger salmon?
What are some possible consequences of transgenic salmon
escaping from their pens into the ocean population?
How might transgenic salmon affect the evolution of other
Do you think the FDA should give Aqua Bounty permission to
grow and sell transgenic salmon? Why or why not?
What is a Transgenic Organism?
How are Transgenic Organisms made?
What is a GMO?
life example of a GMO?
What is Selective Breeding?
What is areal
xample of Selective Breeding?
is the pest the farmer is trying to remove? What does the
pest do to the corn?
How is Bt corn different than using normal pesticides? Why is this
How is Full Belly farm different?
What is the downside to using Bt? What happens to pesticides
How does planting a non
Bt area help with future resistance?
PUT IT A
Summarizing Recombinant DNA Technology
Using Biotechnology to
Insulin is normally produced by the __________________________. But in people who have
______________________, their pancreas can no longer produce the _______________________ insulin. Thankfully,
biotechnology has made it possible for
these folks to obtain large amounts of insulin in a safe way!
At what step (#) in the diagram to the left is
Is the bacteria considered to be a prokaryote
or a eukaryote? Explain.
At what step is a
Why is the plasmid put back into the
How are the recombinant bacterium used by
humans? Give at least one example from the
What is the process of changing an organisms
Which would be a reason why scientists would genetically engineer
bacteria to produce human insulin?
Bacteria do not have their own genetic material
Bacteria are living
Bacteria are very
Bacteria reproduce quickly
Genetic engineering utilizes plasmids. What is a plasmid?
A map of a gene
A cell that is not yet specialized
A small circular piece of DNA
An enzyme that can cut DNA into piece
What is a plasmid? __________________________________________
2. What is the bacterium being used in this scenario
3. What is being put into bacterial plasmid? _______________ containing a _________________ for a specific _________________
4. What is needed in order to join the bact
erial plasmid and the new gene together? ____________________
5. What is a “recombinant
(DNA) plasmid”? ____
6. What is done with the recombinant DNA
plasmid next? _______________________________________________________________
7. What will the plant do with this new gene? ___________________________________________________________________________
8. According to this, the host plant
is a transgenic organism. What does that mean? __________________________