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Biotechnology

Biotechnology

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An organism showing a
 novel 
trait not normally foundin the species
What is the Result of Biotechnology
?
Extended shelf-life tomato
(FlavrSavr Tomato)
 Herbicide resistant soybean
 (Roundup Ready Soybean)
 
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Biotechnology Terms You Probably Heard
Transgene
 
 – 
the foreign gene added to a species
Ex
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 – 
modified EPSP synthase gene (encodes a protein thatfunctions even when plant treated with Roundup)
Transgenic
 
 – 
an organism containing a transgene introducedby technological (not breeding) methods
Ex
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Roundup Ready Crops
 
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Biotechnology Develops
GMOs - Genetically modified organisms
 
 
GMO
- an organism that expresses traits that resultfrom the introduction of foreign DNA
Also called
 transgenic organism

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