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What is the most useful change biotechnology has made in agriculture?
Crops need more water
Crops need more nutrients
Crops need more time to grow
Crops resist more diseases
What term describes how humans created pure-bred dogs?
Which area of biotechnology is most likely to create ethical problems?
insulin production by bacteria
genetic engineering to increase crop yields
forensic testing of crime scene evidence
1) What would be a positive reason to genetically alter Fraser Fir trees in North Carolina to make them more resistant to rot?
By producing crops that are frost resistant
By making robots to replace large farm machines
The population of fir trees would increase and grow healthier.
By increasing the use of wind farms that produce electricity
2) In what way is biotechnology useful to law enforcement agencies such as the police or FBI?
It can help identify who was present at the scene of a crime.
It can help undercover officers disguise themselves.
It might help determine who might be the victime of a future crime.
It can help determine who is most likely to become a criminal in the future.
3) How can agricultural biotechnology have a positive impact on the environment?
By developing crops that are pest resistant requiring fewer pesticides to be used.
planting crops in shaded areas.
Harvesting crops that have thick stems and leaves.
water crops with a recycled irrigation system.
What type of job could a person who studies biotechnology in college have?
Create new medicines and vaccines
Create disease/pest resistant crop varieties
Work in a forensic lab testing crime scene evidence
Create environmentally friendly ways to clean up pollution
9) What are some examples of biotechnology being used in agriculture?
Gentically modified crops
12) What would be a negative side of genetically modified foods?
Lower cost of production.
Long-term health effects, such as possible allergies to proteins not found in foods before GMO’s.
Ability to produce more food in less time.
Ability to grow more nutritious food in less time.
13) What would increase the money made by farmers in North Carolina through biotechnology?
Tomatoes that are different in color.
Tomatoes that are smaller.
Tomatoes that taste the same.
Tomatoes that are resistant to disease.
19) Which suspect was most likely present at the crime scene?
None of them match
A company that creates hair dye would most likely employ a bio-technician for which job?
developing new colors
creating cost effective packaging
developing a product that will be safe for consumers
Which are most closely related to biotechnology?
medicine and agriculture
construction and engineering
water treatment and electricity generation
communication and information technology
Which is a concern of scientists 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.
Which is most important when investigating ethical issues in biotechnology?
cost of the technology
advantage of the technology
public opinion of the technology
benefits of the technology outweighing the harm
Personal medical records become more available and more detailed because of biotechnological research. Based on this information, which is a major concern to the public?
transmission of more diseases
an increase in under qualified doctors
inappropriate use of medical information
overdiagnosis of certain medical conditions
Residents of North Carolina presently burn 5 billion gallons of imported petroleum-based liquid fuel per year. How would the state’s economy be affected if North Carolina could produce bio-fuels locally as a replacement?
Tax revenues would decrease.
Unemployment would increase.
The economy would decline due to exports.
The economy would improve with new jobs and tax revenue.
Supercow was created using which field of biotechnology?
Tomatoes are genetically modified to have a longer shelf-life. Which best describes a concern people have with eating GM tomatoes?
GM tomatoes do not taste as good as organic
GM tomatoes are more expensive
the DNA used to modify the tomatoes could change the DNA of the person eating the tomato
GM tomatoes ripen and rot more quickly
True or False: There are bacteria that can clean up oil spills.