1)Fish species A has a gestation time of three months and lays 300 eggs per clutch. Fish species B has a gestation
time of 5 months and lays 200 eggs per clutch. Which fish species would make a better model organism, and why?
Fish A because it will have longer generation times and more offspring
Fish A because it will have shorter generation times and more offspring
Fish B because it will have longer generation times and fewer offspring
Fish B because it will have shorter generation times and fewer offspring
2) Considering the impacts and benefits of bioprospecting, which of the following describes the most likely impact?
It could be harmful to the ecosystem.
It may make additional types of medical treatments available.
It is more expensive than creating synthetic compounds.
It provides additional variety of known chemical compounds.
3) )Which of the following are effective strategies that are used in biotechnology to solve a problem?
- Genetic engineering
I and II only
I, II, and III
4)The field of genetic engineering in biotechnology has exciting potential for disease treatment but also raises some serious concerns. Which of the following is a valid ethical concern that a biotechnology researcher should consider?
What, if any, research in genetic engineering should be banned?
Will this research be published in a scientific journal?
Will the hypothesis of this experiment be correct?
Are there other scientists who will disagree with my work?
5))Your class is learning about genetic engineering and the use of model organisms. You are divided into groups to debate this topic. Construct a statement defending the use of model organisms, such as the zebrafish, in this research.
6)Describe the difference between bioprospecting and biopiracy, and include a description of the impact of each on the environment.