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Exam III, S'02 BT text - against a virus or toxin-producing...

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BIOL 4770 Biotechnology Exam III, 2002 Exam Scoring Record your answers in the spaces provided. If you require more space for any of the essay 1. _______/25 questions, use the back of the page on which the question is printed. Read each question 2. _______/25 carefully. The essay questions often have multiple parts. Make sure you have answered 3. _______/20 each of them so that you will not lose points due to simple omission. The maximum points 4. _______/20 possible on this exam is 110 5. _______/20 _______/110 Total Points 1. a. What are 5 limitations of the current approach to vaccine production, which limit the ability to produce effective vaccines against some forms of infectious agents? b. List three alternative approaches using biotechnology, which can solve some of these approaches? c. Describe/diagram one protocol for developing a new vaccine
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Unformatted text preview: against a virus or toxin-producing bacteria. Explain the advantages of using your approach as compared to traditional vaccines. 2. How can xenobiotic compounds be eliminated from the environment using microorganisms? Do pathways often exist (already) in microorganisms for this purpose? Where are these pathways often encoded? 3. Describe/diagram a PCR-based test commonly used for identity testing. Provide sample results. 4. What is vaccinia virus and how can it be potentially used to produce immunity in humans against a variety of diseases caused by viruses, bacteria and other organisms. 5. How can chemically-linked monoclonal antibodies be used as therapeutic agents? Give to examples of possibilities (explain/diagram)....
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