9.4 Genetic Engineering


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9.4 Genetic Engineering


DNA sequences of organisms can be changed.

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I. Entire organisms can be cloned.

A. A clone is a genetically identical copy of a gene or of
an organism.

Click and Clone

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B. Cloning occurs in nature.

1. bacteria (binary fission)

2. some plants (from roots)

3. some simple animals (budding, regeneration)

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C. Mammals can be cloned through a process called nuclear

Extract a somatic cell from
1 organism and an egg cell
from another

Take the nucleus out of the
egg cell

Take the nucleus out of the
somatic cell and insert it
into the egg cell

Wait until this egg divides
several times, then transfer
the ball of cells to the
surrogate mom

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D. Cloning has potential benefits.

1. organs for transplant into humans

2. save endangered species

E. Cloning raises concerns.

1. low success rate

2. clones “imperfect” and less healthy than original animal

3. decreased biodiversity

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A. Genetic engineering involves changing an organism’s
DNA to give it new traits.

1. GMO

genetically modified organism; any organism
that has acquired 1 or more genes by artificial means

II. New genes can be added to an organism’s DNA.

modified cat

“allergen free”

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B. Genetic engineering is based on the use of
recombinant DNA.

C. Recombinant DNA contains genes from more than one

(bacterial DNA)

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D. Bacterial plasmids are often used to make
recombinant DNA.

1. plasmids are loops of
DNA in bacteria

2. restriction enzymes cut
plasmid and foreign DNA

3. foreign gene inserted into

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II. Genetic engineering produces organisms with new

A. A transgenic organism has one or more genes from
another organism inserted into its genome.

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B. Transgenic bacteria can be used to produce human

1. gene inserted into plasmid

2. plasmid inserted into bacteria

3. bacteria express the gene

C. Transgenic plants are common in agriculture.

1. transgenic bacteria

infect a plant

2. plant expresses

foreign gene

3. many crops are now

genetically modified


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D. Transgenic animals are used to study diseases and
gene functions.

1. transgenic mice used to study development and

2. gene knockout mice used to study gene function

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E. Scientists have concerns about some uses of genetic

1. possible long
term health effects of eating GM foods

2. possible effects of GM plants on ecosystems and