wrksht_reading Genetic Engineering of Seeds

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Dec 11, 2012 (4 years and 8 months ago)

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Horticulture I


Active Reading Assignment



Name:___________________________









Date: ___________________________

After reading the article “
Genetic Engineering Brings Cloned Crops Closer


respond to the following
questions:

Before you read
:

1.

What do
you think this article is about?


Define

the following words
:

1.

A
pomixis

2.

Genetic mutation

3.

Propagation

4.

Dyad

5.

______________(choose a word you don’t know to define)

6.

______________(choose a word you don’t know to define)


Respond

to the following questions:

1.

What

did you learn about propagation after reading this article?

2.

Can you explain this confusing statement: “…
researchers have found a way to force sexually
reproducing plants to

clone themselves through seeds.”

3.

What are the benefits of sexual propagation?

4.

What

does this breakthrough mean for the future of food crops


the ones that are responsible
for feeding the world?

5.

What do you think (what’s your opinion) about deliberate genetic mutation of plants


back
-
up
your opinion statement with a factual statement.
Make sure to cite the source.