Which of the following statements about genetically modified organisms (GMOS) are correct?
a. Transgenic bacteria are used to produce protein for human consumption.
b. Transgenic goats have been engineered with a human gene that produces blood anticoagulant protein.
c. Transgenic bacteria are used to produce human growth hormone.
d. Transgenic mice are frequently used to study the effects of gene mutations.
Transgenic organisms are formally defined as living organisms that contain genetic material from another organism or species. Transgenic organisms are often produced to give them certain desirable characteristics, like pest resistance or good crop yield in the case of farmed crops.
Answer and Explanation: 1
Choices (a), (b), (c), and (d) are all correct. Transgenic bacteria have been engineered to express proteins that are used for human consumption, such...
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Explore transgenic organisms. Learn the definition of transgenic organisms and understand how organisms are modified. See examples of transgenic organisms.