STUDY GUIDE Foodborne Illnesses + GMOs (5 pts Extra Credit) Foodborne Illnesses: Complete the following table using information from your lecture and your text. Do a web search if you need to. Organism or other contaminant Animal, fungus, bacterium, protozoan, virus, or chemical contaminant? E. coli How people usually get infected/poisoned (route of infection) Symptoms of infection or poisoning Fecal-oral route Salmonella Stomach distress, diarrhea, inflammation Norovirus Bacterium Methylmercury Beef tapeworm Various bread molds Improperly canned/pickled food; bulging cans Nerve damage, coma, death STUDY GUIDE Foodborne Illnesses + GMOs (5 pts Extra Credit) GMOs: Practice Question 2: What is a transgene? Look up an example of a transgenic organism online. What was the source of the transgene? What was the recipient of the transgene? (Example: Glowing bunnies have been made by taking a gene for a green fluorescent protein and expressing it in rabbits.) Practice Question 3: Is the DNA in a transgenic organism chemically different from the DNA in a non-transgenic organism? Explain. (There are different ways to look at this question. Your explanation is more important than your yes/no answer.) STUDY GUIDE Foodborne Illnesses + GMOs (5 pts Extra Credit) Practice Question 4: Name three plausible benefits of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). 1. 2. 3. Practice Question 5: Name three potential risks of genetically modified organisms. 1. 2. 3.