Ch 42: Applications of Biotechnology

About This Chapter

This chapter is filled with entertaining video lessons you can use to boost your knowledge of the applications of biotechnology. Assess your comprehension of this subject area and ensure you're prepared for an upcoming exam, assignment or project by taking short quizzes and a practice exam.

Applications of Biotechnology - Chapter Summary

Review the informative lessons in this chapter to ensure you understand the applications of biotechnology. You'll benefit from the expertise of instructors with a wealth of science knowledge as you get a quality understanding of genetic engineering, ligase, genetic manipulation and much more. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain the link between DNA ligase and recombinant DNA technology
  • Define biotechnology, and discuss its history
  • Discuss how biotechnology is used in medicine and genetics
  • Share the definition, benefits and uses of genetic engineering
  • Describe the pros and cons of genetic manipulation

Watch the lessons in this chapter as entertaining videos, or read them in their transcript format. Videos feature fun visual effects, and transcripts feature key terms set off in bold print. Access these lessons from any computer or mobile device, and revisit them as many times as needed. When ready, assess your knowledge of the applications of biotechnology by taking multiple-choice lesson quizzes and the chapter exam.

5 Lessons in Chapter 42: Applications of Biotechnology
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How Ligase is Used to Engineer Recombinant DNA

1. How Ligase is Used to Engineer Recombinant DNA

DNA ligase makes recombinant DNA technology possible. In this lesson, you will learn how new versions of genes can be designed for experiments in novel host organisms using DNA ligase.

What is Biotechnology? - Definition, History & Examples

2. What is Biotechnology? - Definition, History & Examples

Biotechnology is a broad category and includes some surprising concepts. Learn what practices and disciplines fall under this exciting and expanding classification.

Biotechnology Applications in Medicine & Genetics

3. Biotechnology Applications in Medicine & Genetics

The word DNA is most commonly associated with criminal investigations but the applications of genetics run well beyond this one field as this lesson explains. Test your knowledge by completing the quiz at the end of the lesson.

What is Genetic Engineering? - Definition, Benefits & Issues

4. What is Genetic Engineering? - Definition, Benefits & Issues

When most people think of genetics, they think of their own genes, but genetics is also very important in agriculture. In this lesson, we will explore genetic engineering and how it relates to agriculture. We will also investigate the benefits and issues associated with genetic engineering.

Genetic Manipulation: Definition, Pros & Cons

5. Genetic Manipulation: Definition, Pros & Cons

In this lesson, we'll be looking at genetic manipulation, which is essentially the manipulation of gene sequences in living organisms to alter specific traits. We'll also look at how it works and the controversies surrounding it, and then you'll test your knowledge with a quiz!

Chapter Practice Exam
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