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Check for understanding
1.
Give two examples of environmental factors which increase mutation rates.
2.
Why are mutations important?
3.
Give two methods by which a bacterium can pass on the genetic material
for antibiotic resistance to other bacteria.
4.
What is a gene probe?
5.
Name a second method of locating genes on a chromosome.
6.
Which part of a bacterium’s genetic material can be used as a vector?
7.
Explain how sticky ends aid the addition of genetic material to a vector.
8.
Name the two types of enzyme used to splice genes into bacterial plasmids
and describe the function of each.
9.
Name a strain of bacteria and a strain of fungi commonly used in genetic
engineering processes.
10.
Describe the role of Agrobacterium tumefaciens in the production of a
transgenic crop plant.
11.
Give two examples of transgenic crop plants and their economic benefits to
humans.
UNIT 3, METABOLISM AND SURVIVAL (H, BIOLOGY)
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