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Heterologous Expression

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The protein coat of a virus is called a _____.

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1. Heterologous gene expression describes what?

2. Which of the following is a tool used to insert our gene of interest into our target organism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In the face of a global food shortage, scientists have come up with some pretty innovative and sometimes controversial solutions. Use this assessment to test your understanding of one such solution that involves heterologous gene expression.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Complete the questions of this assessment to ensure your comprehension of:

  • What the protein coat of a virus is called
  • Heterologous gene expressions
  • What is used to insert genes of interest into target organisms
  • The use of green fluorescent proteins
  • Genes used to control huanglongbing

Skills Practiced

To complete this assessment, you will need to use the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the protein coat of a virus and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding tools used to work with genes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the impact of heterologous gene expressions

Additional Learning

To learn more about genetic manipulation and heterologous expression, study the lesson, Heterologous Expression. By doing so, you might gain a greater understanding of:

  • Malthusian catastrophe
  • Professionals other than agricultural scientists who work with heterologous expression
  • The importance of heterologous expression
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