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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Animal Biotechnology
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1.) Describe career opportunities associated with animal biotechnology.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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Animal Biotechnology
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2.) List safety considerations and procedures required for working in animal biotechnology.

Examples: laboratory, biological, chemical, radiation, physical

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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Animal Biotechnology
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3.) Trace the historical development of animal biotechnology.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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Animal Biotechnology
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4.) Describe the importance of animal biotechnology to humans, including medical, environmental, and product advancements.

Examples: medical advancements—synthesis of medicines

- environmental advancements—animal disease resistance, pest control

- product advancements—increased yield, disease-resistant animals

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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Animal Biotechnology
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5.) Describe advances in biotechnology that enhance the ability of animal immune systems to fight diseases.

•  Identifying differences in disease resistance and susceptibility in commercial animal groups
Examples: animal groups—cattle, swine, poultry, sheep, equine

- diseases—brucellosis, anthrax, bovine encephalitis, coccidiosis, avian pneumonia, streptococcus, equine encephalitis

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Animal Biotechnology
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6.) Describe ways scientific research, consumer preferences, and advances in biotechnology influence animal development and production.

Examples: milk content, egg size, loin eye size

•  Performing a DNA transformation into bacteria using genetic engineering methods
•  Purifying protein from a transformation experiment
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Animal Biotechnology
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7.) Compare cultural and bioethical views of genetic manipulation, including genetic engineering and cloning.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Animal Biotechnology
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8.) Describe heterogeneity as an important strategy in maintaining health and productivity in animal populations.

•  Describing methods of maintaining heterogeneity in various animal populations
Examples: introduction of nonnative animals, managed breeding

•  Identifying desired characteristics in an animal as homozygous or heterozygous
Examples: coat color, presence of horns, slick hair

•  Explaining the importance of heterosis for increased productivity in commercial herds
•  Recognizing heritable characteristics of animals
Examples: physical structure, chemical composition, behavior

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Animal Biotechnology
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9.) Identify desirable characteristics for an animal population.

Examples: incorporation of heat tolerance into a cattle herd, improvement of weaning weight and milk production

•  Explaining the importance of selective breeding for an animal population
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Animal Biotechnology
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10.) Describe inheritance patterns based on chromosomes, genes, alleles, and gene interaction.

•  Comparing dominate and recessive traits
•  Comparing incomplete dominance and codominance
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