Ch 13: Holt McDougal Modern Biology Chapter 13: Gene Technology

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The Gene Technology chapter of this Holt McDougal Modern Biology textbook companion course helps students learn essential modern biology lessons on gene technology. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Gene Technology textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Modern Biology Gene Technology chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the gene technology topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • DNA plasmids and their role in genetic engineering
  • Functions of restriction enzymes
  • Role of ligase in recombinant DNA engineering
  • Steps in the polymerase chain reaction
  • Agarose gel electrophoresis
  • Genomic DNA analysis
  • Examples of genetic engineering
  • Benefits of genetic engineering
  • DNA cloning

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10 Lessons in Chapter 13: Holt McDougal Modern Biology Chapter 13: Gene Technology
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What is a DNA Plasmid? - Importance to Genetic Engineering

1. What is a DNA Plasmid? - Importance to Genetic Engineering

DNA plasmids play an integral part in most genetic engineering experiments. In this lesson, you'll learn about key features of a plasmid, such as a multiple cloning site, an origin of replication, and a selectable marker.

Restriction Enzymes: Function and Definition

2. Restriction Enzymes: Function and Definition

Restriction enzymes played a critical role in the advent of genetic engineering. In this lesson, you will learn what role restriction enzymes play in creating recombinant DNA.

How Ligase is Used to Engineer Recombinant DNA

3. 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.

PCR: Steps Involved in Polymerase Chain Reaction

4. PCR: Steps Involved in Polymerase Chain Reaction

In this lesson, you will learn about the steps required to amplify DNA during PCR. The lesson will explain the role template DNA, primers, nucleotides, Taq polymerase and PCR buffer play in the denaturation, annealing and extension steps of PCR.

What is Agarose Gel Electrophoresis?

5. What is Agarose Gel Electrophoresis?

Agarose gel electrophoresis plays a key role in genetic engineering experiments. In this lesson, you'll learn what agarose is and how electrophoresis works. You'll also discover the use of agarose in this procedure.

Genomic DNA Analysis

6. Genomic DNA Analysis

Your genes are what make you who you are, but they also make you a human. Studying genes and genomes allows scientists to better understand not only our own species, but how we are related to other species in the world as well.

What is Genetic Engineering? - Definition and Examples

7. What is Genetic Engineering? - Definition and Examples

How do we make the insulin used by diabetic patients? In this lesson, you'll learn the basics of how genetic engineering can be used to transform a bacterial host cell into a genetically-modified organism that produces human insulin.

What is Genetic Engineering? - Definition, Benefits & Issues

8. 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.

What is Gene Therapy? - Definition & Uses

9. What is Gene Therapy? - Definition & Uses

Gene therapy may be experimental, but it has the potential to revolutionize medicine. Learn what gene therapy is, how it's currently used, and how it may be used in the future. Then test yourself with a quiz.

DNA Cloning: Definition and Process

10. DNA Cloning: Definition and Process

DNA cloning is used for a variety of purposes, but how does it work? In this video lesson, you will learn about the process of cloning DNA, as well as see examples of how cloning is used in science, medicine, and consumer products.

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