Multiple Choice Quiz on Biotechnology

This quiz is designed to assess your basic knowledge in 'biotechnology'. Choose the best answer from the four options given. When you've finished answering as many of the questions as you can, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check your answers by clicking ' Score'. Percentage score will be displayed along with the right answers.
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1. The linking of antibiotic resistance gene with plasmid vector became possible with
DNA ligase
exonucleases
endonucleases
DNA polymerases
2. Human insulin is being commercially produced from a transgenic species of
Rhizobium
Escherichia
Mycobacterium
Saccharomyces
3. A transgenic food crop that may help in solving the problem of night blindness in developing countries is
Bt soyabean
Flavr Savr Tomatoes
Golden rice
Starlink maize
4. What is Antisense technology?
when a piece of RNA that is complementary in the sequence is used to stop the expression of a specific gene
RNA polymerase producing DNA
production of somaclonal variants in tissue cultures
a cell displaying a foreign antigen used for the synthesis of antigens
5. Which of the following plant species you would select for the production of bioethanol?
Zea mays
Jatropha
Brassica
Pongamia
6. Cry I endotoxins obtained from Bacillus thuringiensis are effective against
nematodes
flies
boll worms
mosquitoes
7. Which one of the following is commonly used in the transfer of foreign DNA into crop plants?
Trichoderma harzianum
Pencillium expansum
Agrobacterium tumefaciens
Meloidogyne incognita
8. Which one of the following is used as vector for cloning genes into higher organisms?
Retrovirus
Baculovirus
Salmonella typhimurium
Rhizopus nigricans
9. Which of the following are used in gene cloning
lomasomes
mesosomes
nucleoids
plasmids
10. Gel electrophoresis is used for
construction of recombinant DNA by joining with cloning vectors
cutting of DNA into fragments
separation of DNA fragments according to their size
isolation of DNA molecules
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