GMO's


 

 

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Print this page and answer each of the questions using the websites below as well as your textbook.  This page will be your study guide to prepare you for your chapter test.

13.  What do the letters GMO stand for and explain what a GMO is. 
      What are the benefits and risks of GMOs and transgenic organisms.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_organism 
      http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/2002-04/1018222799.Ge.r.html 
      http://www.bio.org/foodag/animalpoints.asp

14.  What is a transgenic crop.  Explain how a transgenic crop is made and give two
      examples. 
      http://cls.casa.colostate.edu/TransgenicCrops/what.html
      http://cls.casa.colostate.edu/TransgenicCrops/current.html
      http://cls.casa.colostate.edu/TransgenicCrops/how.html

15.  Explain the risks and benefits of transgenic crops.
     http://www.pbs.org/now/science/genedebate.html
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transgenic_plant 

16.  Define "clone" and tell how one is produced.
       http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tech/cloning/whatiscloning/
       http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tech/cloning/cloningmyths/

17.  What was the first cloned mammal?  Who was responsible for the discovery?   
       Where and when did this discovery occur?
       http://science.howstuffworks.com/cloning3.htm

18.  Explain the benefits and risks of cloning.
       http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tech/cloning/whyclone/
       http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tech/cloning/clissues/
       http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tech/cloning/cloningrisks/


 

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