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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 application of biotechnology is of greatest economic benefit to North Carolina?
development of livestock that are more domesticated
development of livestock that produce higher quality meat
development of crops that can be grown in extremely dry environments
development of crops that can be grown in extremely low temperatures
Which area of biotechnology would most likely create ethical issues within human society?
insulin production by bacteria
organ cloning for use in transplants
genetic engineering to improve agricultural yields
DNA and forensic testing of crime scene evidence
Genetic engineering has directly increased productivity in which U.S. industry?
none of the above
Which was most likely the earliest way biotechnology was studied by humans?
finding evidence of crimes
making new medicines to cure sicknesses
discovering the cause of hereditary diseases
breeding better varieties of crops and livestock
Which would be reduced as a result of the development of pest-resistant crops?
use of organic fertilizers
use of chemical insecticides
practice of crop rotation techniques
practice of hydroponic farming techniques