Biotechnology- The use of microorganisms

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  • Biotechnology- The use of microorganisms
    • Bacteria and fungi are used widely in biotechnology because...
      • Grow rapidly with generation time as little as 30 minutes
      • Often produce chemicals which can be harvested
      • Can be genetically engineered to produce specific products
      • Generate products which are more pure
      • Grow well at low temperatures
      • Aren't dependent on climate
      • Can be grown using substances which would be otherwise useless or even toxic to humans


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