Biomarker Lecture (AEP 1)

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1. What is sequestration?

  • Organism moves away from the source of pollution
  • Agent rendered harmless
  • The process of turning an active agent into a form that is non-bio available
  • Process in which a chemical is built up for use
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2. Teratogenicity

  • Chemical that damages DNA
  • Chemicals that cause problems for the mother by not her offspring
  • Chemicals that cause abnormal development in progency
  • Chemicals that harm both the parents and their offspring

3. What is Genotoxicity?

  • A process that has no effect on DNA
  • Chemicals that damage proteins
  • Describes a chemicals that damage DNA
  • A chemical that improves the process of DNA repair

4. Why are cancer cells resistant?

  • Can't pump the drug out as quickly as it comes in
  • Engulfs the drug
  • Can pump the drug out as quickly as it comes in
  • Break down the drug trying to destroy it

5. What creatures are particularly vulnerable to ingesting pollution?

  • Euphotic
  • Littoral
  • Benthic
  • Limnetic

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