Biotechnology- When biology meets technology. Why is genetic engineering a valuable tool in Biology?. What is biotechnology?. Application of biological techniques to manipulate DNA to benefit humans Biotechnology has impacted the fields of forensics, medicine, and agriculture.
Biotechnology- When biology meets technology
Why is genetic engineering a valuable tool in Biology?
Allowing only organisms with desired traits to produce offspring
Crossing dissimilar organisms to bring together the best of both organisms
Mule – Donkey and Horse
Liger – Lion and Tiger
Tangelo – Tangerine and
Wheat plants – Mostly hybrids
Selected for ability to resist disease,
weather tolerance, and produce
the most grains
Perks: Allows for desired improvement of a species. Humans select traits that they find appealing.
Example: Using bacteria to create insulin. Humans use the bacterial plasmid to insert desired genes and have the bacteria produce the product in this case, human insulin. Using transformation is a faster and cheaper process to assist humans need for insulin.