Self Study guide 1

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Self-Study Guide 1 This is the first of a series of self-study tests designed to help you understand the principles of biotechnology and prepare for the major assignments in the class. The tests will not be graded but assessed for accuracy and intellectual rigor. Your answers are due on Wednesday, 21 st September. 1. Identify at least four common household foods which can be considered as products of biotechnology. Briefly describe the processes involved in their production and identify the major inputs and outputs: an example is given a. Bread- Baker’s yeast is mixed with dough. With the application of heat, the bacteria releases C02 causing the bread to rise. b. Rootbeer- Through fermentation of root beer and the input of sugar and yeast, the bacteria release C02 as a byproduct. c. Yogurt- Made by the lactic acid fermentation of milk, which is the input. Lactic Acid is a byproduct, or output. d. Vinegar- Made with ethyl alcohol. It undergoes partial oxidation of acetaldehyde which is then converted into acetic acid (output). a)
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