Applying Genetic Engineering

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Dec 12, 2012 (8 years and 11 months ago)

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Genetic Engineering

How Scientists manipulate DNA in living cells to create organisms

which are useful.


Artificial Selection/
Selective Breeding
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Humans take advantage of naturally occurring genetic
variation, to pass on wanted traits to the next
generation.


Creates obvious differences in a species
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Examples:







Helps produce new varieties of plants for consumption.


Examples:







Hybridization vs. Inbreeding


Hybridization
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Inbreeding
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Increasing Vari
ation
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By introducing mutations

breeders can increase the genetic variation in a population
. Mutations
are the ultimate source of biological diversity.







Applying Genetic Engineering

Genetic Modification (GM)

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Could help lead to better less expensive, and
more nutritious food, and less
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harmful
manufacturing.

Natural Selection
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Occurs when more animals are born than can survive.

Hereditable Variation
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Variation and Adaption

Variable Fitness among Individuals
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Survival of the Fittest