Quiz on Biotechnology and its Applications

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 scores will be displayed along with the right answers. 
Quiz on Biotechnology and its Applications



1. Bt cotton variety that was developed by the introduction of toxin gene of Bacillus thuringiensis Bt is resistant to:
Insect predators
Insect pests
Fungal diseases
Plant nematodes

2. In RNAi genes are silenced using
ssDNA
ssRNA
dsDNA
dsRNA

3. Golden rice is a transgenic crop of the future with the following trait:
Insect resistance
High protein content
High vitamin A content
High lysine content

4. The first human hormone produced by recombinant DNA technology is:
Estrogen
Insulin
Progesterone
Thyroxin

5.Maximum number of existing transgenic animals is of:
Pig
Fish
Mice
Cow

6. When gene targetting involving gene amplification is attempted in an individual's tissue to treat disease, it is known as
Biopiracy
Gene therapy
Safety testing
Molecular diagnosis

7.During the purification process for recombinant DNA technology, addition of chilled ethanol precipitates out :
Polysaccharides
RNA
DNA
Histones

8.Which one of the following techniques does not serve the purpose of early diagnosis of a disease for its early treatment?
Recombinant DNA Technology
Serum and Urine analysis
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technique
Enzyme Linked Immuno-Sorbent Assay (ELISA) technique

9.Maximum application of animal cell culture technology today is in the production of:
Insulin
Vaccines
Interferons
Edible proteins

10. What triggers activation of protoxin to active Bt toxin of Bacillus thuringiensis in bollworm?
Body temperature
The moist surface of midgut
Alkaline pH of gut
Acidic pH of the stomach

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