What is Blue Biotechnology? - Applications & Examples


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Blue biotechnology involves the use of which types of organisms?

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1. Which of the following statements is true about blue biotechnology?

2. Ziconotide, a substance that can be used as a painkiller without many of the side effects of other common painkillers, comes from which organism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How is algae used in blue biotechnology? This quiz and worksheet is a convenient way to test your ability to answer this question and others about blue biotechnology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • What type of organism blue biotechnology involves
  • The organism from which ziconotide is made
  • Various uses of algae in blue biotechnology
  • Use of blue biotechnology in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the types of organisms involved in blue biotechnology
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how blue biotechnology was used to combat an oil spill and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on blue biotechnology

Additional Learning

To get an even better understanding of this subject, check out the lesson titled What is Blue Biotechnology? - Applications & Examples. Here are some of the topics you'll find in this lesson:

  • Examples of how blue biotechnology is used for humans
  • Cosmetic applications using sugar kelp
  • Medical-grade collagen made with jellyfish
  • How the luminescent properties of jellyfish can help the human brain