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Plant & Animal Biotechnology - Chapter Summary
In these lessons on plant and animal biotechnology, you will review hybrid plants, along with methods for starting a garden and growing plants. Information on animal technology shows how the insulin used by diabetic patients is made. By the end of the chapter, you should be positioned to:
- Describe vegetative propagation in plants
- Explain how hybridization has helped science
- Discuss tissue culture in crop improvement
- Provide examples of genetic engineering
- List contributions of DNA technology
- Explain how biotechnology applies to everyday life
The easy-to-follow teaching style used by our expert educators will help you quickly get up to speed on vegetative propagation and biotechnology. A brief quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge of topics covered. Each lesson includes a full written transcript that you can print and use as an offline study tool.
1. Vegetative Propagation in Plants: Definition, Methods & Examples
Have you ever wanted to start a garden, but didn't know how to start growing certain plants? In this lesson, you will learn about a few methods to start growing plants that all depend on vegetative propagation.
2. Hybrid Plants: Definition & Examples
Plant hybridization is nothing new to science; as a species, we have been breeding plants together for thousands of years. Here we will discuss hybrid plants in the classical sense and how this hybridization has helped science.
3. 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.
4. Practical Applications of DNA Technology
DNA technology is a field that has many applications for our everyday lives. In this video lesson, you will learn about some of the important contributions of DNA technology to industries such as medicine, agriculture and criminal investigation.
5. Microbial Processes & Products in Biotechnology
Biotechnology may sound like a fancy term, but it is applicable to very basic things in your everyday life. In this video lesson we'll look at some of the things that come from microbes in biotechnology, some of which might surprise you!
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