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Which project is most likely to interest a scientist working at a biotechnology company?
study and reconstruction of fossilized bones
conservation of key species within ecosystems.
development of genetically modified corn plants.
prevention of sewage leaking into water supplies.
Which is a way the agricultural biotechnology industry could have a positive impact on the environment?
by producing crops that are virus resistant
by making robots to replace large farm machines
by reducing the need for countries to import food.
by increasing the use of wind farms that produce electricity
Which of these careers would a student studying biotechnology most likely pursue?
What is involved in creating genetically modified bacteria?
Allowing them to reproduce freely
Changing their food source
Using biotechnology techniques
Growing them on selected plants.
A strawberry farmer finds that, after a hard freeze, some of his strawberries are still alive. Which best explains why these strawberries were able to survive?
They have larger leaves to protect the fruit than the other strawberries?
They have different genetic variations that cause them to be more resistant to cold temperatures.
They are able to reproduce more quickly than the other strawberries.
The color of the strawberries is darker, and they maintain their temperature better than other strawberries.
Which scientific field is responsible for developing vaccinations against infectious diseases?
What is a product of biotechnology
Video surveillance cameras
Electronic communications devices
Instead of using chemicals to destroy some insects, scientist are now able to produce a type of corn that will repel insects. How are scientists able to produce this type of corn?
by not spraying the corn plants
by soaking corn seeds in insect spray
by changing the genetics of the corn plants
by using popcorn to change the corn
How can biotechnology help farmers overcome sudden changes in environment?
by developing crops which are insect-resistant
by changing the types of soil where the crops are planted
by rotating the crop within the same field
by developing crops which are resistant to winter weather.
Which best describes the technique of genetic engineering?
Manufacturing synthetic DNA in the laboratory from chemicals.
cutting out segments of the DNA of an organism under a microscope
exposing the DNA of an organism to radioactivity to produce mutations
introducing foreign DNA into an organism in order to modify the organism's DNA
Which use of the biotechnology most benefits North Carolina agriculture?
Producing human vaccines
producing disease-resistant crops
producing new medicines from bacteria
producing enzymes to eliminate pollutants
Which is a positive result of the use of biotechnology in agriculture?
Increased use of pesticides
Increased use of preservatives
Which task is best accomplished with the use of specific genetic information in biotechnology?
Cleaning up oil spills
Producing synthetic hormones
Creating ethanol fuel from corn
Which is the most important when investigating ethical issues in biotechnology?
Cost of the technology
Advantage of the technology
Benefits of the technology outweighing the harm
Opinions of the public.
Which is a concern of scientist when genetically modifying plants?
Plants will pass on diseases to animals
There will be a decrease in biodiversity
Plants will have a longer growing season
There will be a decrease in revenue for pesticide manufacturers
How does biotechnology most benefit the economy of North Carolina?
Creation of hybrid plants
Creation of new medicines
Creation of transgenic species
Creation of jobs
One example of biotechnology is the process of making fuel from _________________.
Which of these is used as a vector to insert new DNA into an organism?
Which of the following traits is not the most common one in GM foods?
Stay fresh longer
Gene therapy is being looked into as a possible treatment for __________________.