Biotechnology (OCR Biology A2)

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1. Gene therapy can be used to treat cystic fibrosis. Which of these statements is not true?

  • Parents who are both heterozygous for cystic fibrosis cannot have a child with the disease.
  • Gene therapy involves inserting the dominant gene into the cells of the lungs
  • Cystic fibrosis is a diseaese where abnormally thick mucus is produced in the lungs
  • Cystic fibrosis is caused by a recessive allele
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2. What will cut a section of DNA?

  • restriction enzyme
  • DNA ligase
  • plasmid
  • reverse transcriptase

3. Name a secondary metabolite that can be produced using a fementer.

  • fusarium
  • penicillin
  • bacillus
  • penicillium

4. Which of these is not a microorganism?

  • bacteria
  • prokaryotes
  • arachnids
  • archeans

5. Multiple copies of a required piece of DNA can be produced using.....

  • PCR
  • electrophoresis
  • replica plating
  • DNA probes


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