GMOs: Producing Infection-Resistant Cows


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Which of the following is NOT a reason cows are genetically modified to produce lysostaphin?

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1. What is mastitis?

2. Which bacteria is the most common cause of mastitis in cows?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this multiple choice quiz and printable worksheet to test your knowledge on the creation of infection-resistant cows. It will also look at vocabulary such as GMO and mastitis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on the following terms and topics:

  • Proteins used in dairy cows to resist infection
  • Define mastitis
  • Economic effects of disease in dairy industry
  • Common infections in dairy cows and their causes
  • Opposition and criticism of GMO foods

Skills Practiced

Use the assessments to challenge yourself on the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- drawing the most important information from the related lesson on genetically modified organisms
  • Critical thinking-applying relevant concepts to examine information about GMOs and their effects on our society in a different light
  • Defining key concepts- ensuring that you can accurately define key phrases, such as mastitis
  • Knowledge application- using your knowledge to answer questions about the pros and cons of the use of GMOs

Additional Language

Review the corresponding lesson to learn more about genetically modified cows entitled GMOs: Producing Infection-Resistant Cows. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Genetically modified disease resistant cows
  • The definition of GMOs
  • The pros and cons of infection resistant cows
  • The process of genetic modification