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Brittany Hastings Extra Credit Section 1 What is Agrobacterium? Common soil bacteria known as crown gall disease. Site where insects have chewed away the plant. What is interesting about it? Its parasitic lifestyle might hold the key to getting genes into plants. Speculate on why scientists were so fascinated wit it . Agrobacterium is a ready-made delivery system for getting foreign DNA into plants; it is a natural genetic engineer. What is the gene gun? It shoots DNA into plant cells by way of tiny gold tungsten pellets. Section 2 How long have people been genetically modifying food? Genetically modified is actually thousands of years old. How has this been accomplished? Our ancestors or early farmers realized that modification must be bred if desirable characteristics were to be carried out generation after generation. Speculate on why biotechnology is an improvement on traditional plant or animal breeding. Biotechnology has given us a way to generate the desired variants, so that we
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course AG 201 taught by Professor Dillivan during the Spring '08 term at Southeast Missori State University.

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