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Lessons - Genetic Engineering
  • Basic Techniques of Plant Tissue Cultures A description of techniques used to successfully grow tissue cultures, including several videos of specific steps.
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  • Descripción de la Ingeniería Genética
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  • DNA and DNA Extraction This lesson discusses what DNA is and how it relates to genes and chromosomes. How and why DNA is extracted in the genetic engineering process is also covered.
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  • Embryogenesis
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  • European Corn Borer and Bacillus thuringiensis This lesson contains information about the history, life cycle, and host plants of the European corn borer and information relating to the history and biology of Bacillus thuringiensis.
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  • Gene Cloning This lesson covers the utilization of gene cloning to isolate and copy a specific gene of interest. The transformation of bacteria with plasmids containing antibiotic resistance genes to make gene l...
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  • Gene Design 1 - Gene Regions This lesson describes the three gene regions and their roles in gene expression. It also discusses how the regions of a gene can be altered to obtain desired trait expression.
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  • Gene Design 2 - Gene Constructs This lesson builds upon the gene region lesson discussing the gene construct of currently used hybrids and explaining how these combinations result in a particular gene expression.
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  • Overview of Plant Genetic Engineering A general description of the overall process of genetic engineering. A basic explanation of the five steps for genetically engineering a crop is provided.
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  • The New Bts
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  • Theories Behind Plant Tissue Culture When introducing a foreign gene into a target genome in plant tissue, you need to grow the transgenic cell to a complete plant. This is done by plant tissue culture, a biotechnique based on the concep...
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  • Transformation 1 - Plant Tissue Culture This lesson explains the technique of tissue culture as used in plant transformation. It discusses important issues, such as the use of selectable markers, genotype specificity, and tissue culture a...
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  • Transformation 2 - Transformation Methods This lesson explains the procedure of introducing a new gene into a plant cell (transformation). It discusses the main goals of the transformation process and describes the four main methods of tran...
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  • Transformation 3 - Transformation Events This lesson defines an 'event'. It explains the determining factors specific to an event, the qualities of a desirable event, and the identification and selection of desirable events.
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