Microbial Factories: Using Bacteria to Make Specific Compounds


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A microbial factory

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1. Genetic engineering

2. A plasmid

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and printable worksheet set will help test your understanding of the process and the terminology related to microbial factories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The function of a microbial factory
  • Genetic engineering
  • Definition of a plasmid
  • Host organisms in microbial factories
  • Advantages of using Pseudomonas to produce vitamin B12

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding genetic engineering
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about microbial factories
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding vitamin B12 and plasmids and interpret it accurately

Additional Learning

To learn more about microbial factories, review the lesson Microbial Factories: Using Bacteria to Make Specific Compounds. The following objectives will be covered:

  • Understand the concept of a microbial factory
  • Know the function of psuedemonas denitrificans
  • Define genetic engineering
  • Review microbial factory hosts
  • Define plasmids