Transgenic Plant – Section 1

1. In a __________ protocol, bacteria with engineered abilities to detoxify pollutants are intentionally released in an area.

A. microcosm establishment
B. mibridization
C. bioremediation
D. rhizosecretion

Correct Answer: C. bioremediation

2. The controversy regarding the use of Bt corn is that it

A. is potentially harmful to monarch butterflies
B. is a potential allergen to humans
C. both (a) and (b)
D. can contaminate groundwater

Correct Answer: C. both (a) and (b)

3. Metabolic interference is a term used to describe a method to metabolize a compound and prevent the synthesis of something that is normally produced. What compound(s) have been targeted for metabolic interference in tomato?

A. ACC (1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid)
B. SAM (S-adenosylmethionine)
C. Both (a) and (b)
D. AOA (aminooxyacetic acid)

Correct Answer: C. Both (a) and (b)

4. Starch content of potatoes can be increased by using a bacterial gene, known as

A. sucrose phosphate synthase gene
B. ADP glucose pyrophosphorylase gene
C. polygalacturonase gene
D. none of the above

Correct Answer: B. ADP glucose pyrophosphorylase gene

5. Which tropical fruit crop has been successfully engineered to be protected against a lethal virus?

A. Passion fruit
B. Papaya
C. Mango
D. Lychee

Correct Answer: B. Papaya

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