Biotechnology. Why Biotech?. Used widely in industry today Many possible applications Used extensively in the food industry – value-added products Genomics is just beginning. My knowledge is limited… where do I start?. Two Types of Biotech. Old vs New. History of Biotechnology.
Why Biotech? • Used widely in industry today • Many possible applications • Used extensively in the food industry – value-added products • Genomics is just beginning
Two Types of Biotech • Old vs New
History of Biotechnology • Earliest known biotech application • Cheesemaking • Lactic Acid Fermentation
Alcohol Fermentation • Wine • Root Beer • Bread making
Biotechnology, defined broadly, is the engineering of organisms for useful purposes.
New Biotechnology • Genes • Genetic Engineering • Genomics
Fourteen month-old genetically engineered (“biotech”) salmon (left) and standard salmon (right). Often, biotechnology involves the creation of hybrid genes and their introduction into organisms in which some or all of the gene is not normally present.
Alcohol Fermentation • Bread in a Bag • Rootbeer Lab • Basic Yeast Fermentation Lab
Lactic Acid Fermentation • Making Cheese • Yogurt Lab
Micropropagation • African Violets • Micro propagation lesson plan • Micropropagation lab handout • Rubric
How to Grow Bacteria • Making nutrient plates • Streaking Technique • Interpreting Plates
Bacterial Transformation Lab • pGlo Lab • Video
Extracting DNA • Strawberry Lab
DNA Necklace Lab • Lab
GMO Labs • GMO Testing Lab • GMO Testing #2
Gel Electrophoresis • Battery Powered Gel Boxes • E-gels
Grants • SPEC • Mini grant