Tutorial 7 Questions
Transgenic an organism that has had genes from another organism put into its genome through
recombinant DNA techniques
1. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the use of biotechnology in animal agriculture.
Tutorial 4 Questions
Below are some questions relating to the week 4 lecture. Try answering these questions in your own
time before tutorials.
NOTE: It is not necessary to hand in the answers to these questions. These questions are a tool for
your own lea
Tutorial 3 Questions
1. What is Bioprospecting? Provide an outline of the process. In addition, provide some
examples of screening assays.
Searching for and developing new sources of chemical compounds, genes, micro-organisms, macroorganisms, and other
Speaker #1 Bayer Crops Science
Most countries around the world consider GMOs to be heavily regulated, more than what is
needed People tend to get carried away with the risks
Assesses safety and efficacy of herbicides
Q1: A number of GM crops are grown and sold globally. Are foods from these genetically engineered
crops safe for human consumption?
In Australia is Heavily regulated, heavily proportioned to the level of risk (more regulations
Stem cell research is often referred to as controversial or even unethical. Provide some
examples of the issues that concern the community and whether Australian regulation
adequately addresses such concerns. In your answer also address how wi
Prof. Kuldup Sidhu
Development of drugs
- All drugs are expensive to make due to clinical tes@ng
- Animal trials are expensive
- However, animal trials dont always produce correct representa@ves of diseases
- how complex is your protein
- Is it simple or complex
- Can it be done in In-Vivo
- The vector
- Easy to culture
- Low costs
- High expression levels
- Internally expressed proteins
Forum report 4
BTCH20002 (word count 594 words)
A number of GM crops are grown and sold globally. Are foods from these genetically engineered
crops safe for human consumption?
The use of GM crops around the world have been increasing rapidly, however many
BTCH20002 (word count 598 words)
1. Protein manufacturing at an industrial scale is a complex and sophisticated process.
Describe the key steps involved in protein manufacturing at CSL.
Protein manufacturing commences by developing a cell line. Firstly, a
Tutorial 12 Questions
1. a) Define what is meant by the term stress?
Stress can be defined as an influence that is outside the normal range of homeostatic control
(Lerner, 1999) e.g. Exams
An external condition that adversely affects growth, development a
-Plant breeding and selection methods
The scientific manipulation of living organisms especially at the molecular level to produce new
products such as v
Tutorial 8 Questions
1. Which stem cell types have fulfilled the criteria for pluripotency?
Can give rise to all different cell types, but cannot give rise to the embryo or the placenta
Derived from embryos
Derived from three germ layers; ectoderm (neur
Biotechnology practice exam questions - 2015
What is RNA interference (RNAi)? Explain the mechanism of RNAi and using examples explain how
RNAi can be used to improve food quality.
RNAi is a process in which inhibits genetic expression. This process invol
Tutorial 10 Questions
1. a) Describe the mechanism of RNAi and explain how it can be used to improve food
1. The entry of long double stranded RNA (introduced transgene) triggers the RNAi
pathway of cells. This results in the recruitment of the e
BTCH20002 Biotechnology- Practice Mid-Semester Exam Questions 2015
1. Describe three distinct molecular tools derived from microbes that are used in biotechnology
Plasmids: is a small DNA molecule within a cell that is physically separated from
Tutorial 11 Questions
1. Describe the methods of how transgenes can be delivered into plants. Include in your
answer which organisms are suitable for each method.
Microinjection mechanically inserting a foreign gene by using fine pipettes to inject DNA mo
Forum 1 Report Sample
Q1. Discuss the sources of funding that are available to a start-up company at the different stages of
During the primary stages of an entrepreneurial venture, sources of funding will typically come from founders
Forum 1 Report
1) Discuss the sources of funding that are available to a start-up company at the different stages of its
During an entrepreneurial ventures early stages of development, initial sources of funding will generally derive
Tutorial 6 Questions
1. a) What are the two types of bioremediation? Give an example of each type of
Bioremediation: the process of cleaning up environmental sites contaminated with chemical pollutants by
using living organism to degrade o
BTCH20002 (word count 585 words)
Stem cell research is often referred to as controversial or even unethical. Provide some examples of
the issues that concern the community and whether Australian regulation adequately addresses such