SSC General Science & Technology Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-4

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    Which is/are true regarding Biotechnology?
    1. It is the application of scientific and engineering principles to the processing of materials by biological agents to provide goods and services.
    2. Yet the formation of a new field, genetic engineering, would soon bring biotechnology to the forefront of science in society, and the intimate relationship between the scientific community, the public, and the government would ensue.
    3. Biotechnology arose from the field of zymotechnology, which began as a search for a better understanding of industrial fermentation, particularly beer.
    4. Genetic engineering in biotechnology stimulated hopes for both therapeutic proteins, drugs and biological organisms themselves, such as seeds, pesticides, engineered yeasts, and modified human cells for treating genetic diseases.
    5. Biotechnology comes under the broad heading of Genetic Engineering, Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    A)  2, 3 and 4        

    B)  1, 3, 4 and 5

    C)  1, 2, 3 and 4    

    D)  2 and 4 only

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Genetic engineering; also called genetic modification, is the direct manipulation of an organism's genome using biotechnology. It is a set of technologies used to change the genetic makeup of cells, including the transfer of genes within and across species boundaries to produce improved or novel organisms.

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