Current and Potential Biotechnology Applications

Segment: 4. Domestic Animal Reproduction, Standard: Recognize the historical, social, cultural and potential applications of biotechnology in the animal systems industry. (Pathway I.A.4)
Segment: 10. Environmental Service Systems, Standard: Recognize the historical, social, cultural and potential applications of biotechnology on AFNR activities. (Career Cluster I.A.6)

Description

Biotechnology is a rapidly growing field in agriculture. While GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are on the forefront of this field, other components include enzyme research, wildlife and ecology applications in natural resources and many more.

Applications are where biotechnology has helped to solve an issue in the animal industry. Examples include cloning, genetic engineering of milk for hemophiliacs, A2 milk, embryo transfer and AI. 

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Teaching Methods

Brainstorming, Lecture Discussion, Paired or Small Group Discussion, Role Play, Demonstration, Case Study, Field Trip, Resource People, Experiment, Supervised Study, Debate

Tags: agriculture food and natural resources education, curriculum

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