Transgenic Organisms: Definition & Uses


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Transgenic organisms are also known as _____.

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1. Microinjection involves which of the following?

2. Why are bacteria useful for creating transgenic organisms?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One of the more controversial topics in the contemporary fields of agriculture and food science revolves around what are known as 'transgenic organisms'. If you think you know the basic facts about these organisms, you can answer the questions found in this online quiz and worksheet. Each question will test your understanding of a different topic related to the defining characteristics, creation, and purpose of transgenic organisms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can answer these question to see how much you know about:

  • Other terms of transgenic organisms
  • Microinjections
  • The use of bacteria in transgenic organisms
  • The uses for transgenic organisms
  • What 'transgenic' means

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go through this quiz and worksheet to see how much you can remember about transgenic organisms
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand microinjections
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of transgenic organisms to identify different facts about this kind of organism based on information given in our questions

Additional Learning

For more facts about this subject, read the associated lesson called Transgenic Organisms: Definition & Uses. You can read through this lesson to learn about:

  • Genetic modification
  • Embryotic stem cell transfer
  • Transferring genes
  • Transgenic organisms in diets