2 What You Must Know: The terminology of biotechnology. The steps in gene cloning with special attention to the biotechnology tools that make cloning possible.The key ideas that make PCR possible.How gel electrophoresis can be used to separate DNA fragments or protein molecules.
3 Genetic Engineering: process of manipulating genes and genomes Biotechnology: process of manipulating organisms or their components for the purpose of making useful products.
4 Recombinant DNA: DNA that has been artificially made, using DNA from different sources eg. Human gene inserted into E.coliGene cloning: process by which scientists can product multiple copies of specific segments of DNA that they can then work with in the lab
5 Tools of Genetic Engineering Restriction enzymes (restriction endonucleases): used to cut strands of DNA at specific locations (restriction sites)Restriction Fragments: have at least 1 sticky end (single-stranded end)DNA ligase: joins DNA fragmentsCloning vector: carries the DNA sequence to be cloned (eg. bacterial plasmid)
6 Using a restriction enzyme (RE) and DNA ligase to make recombinant DNA
10 Techniques of Genetic Engineering Transformation: bacteria takes up plasmid (w/gene of interest)Nucleic acid hybridization: used to track gene of interestPCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction): amplify (copy) piece of DNA without use of cellsGel electrophoresis: used to separate DNA molecules on basis of size and charge using an electrical current (DNA + pole)Southern blotting: used to find a specific human geneDNA microarray assays: study many genes at same time
11 PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction): amplify (copy) piece of DNA without use of cells
12 Nucleic Acid Hybridization: find and track gene of interest
13 Gel Electrophoresis: used to separate DNA molecules on basis of size and charge using an electrical current (DNA + pole)
14 Gel Electrophoresis: used to separate DNA molecules on basis of size and charge using an electrical current (DNA + pole)
15 Southern Blotting: used to find a specific gene
16 Microarray Assay: used to study gene expression of many different genes
17 DNA microarray that reveals expression levels of 2,400 human genes
18 Cloning OrganismsNuclear transplantation: nucleus of egg is removed and replaced with nucleus of body cell
20 Problems with Reproductive Cloning Cloned embryos exhibited various defectsDNA of fully differentiated cell have epigenetic changes
21 Stem CellsStem cells: can reproduce itself indefinitely and produce other specialized cellsZygote = totipotent (any type of cell)Embryonic stem cells = pluripotent (many cell types)Adult stem cells = multipotent (a few cell types) or induced pluripotent, iPS (forced to be pluripotent)
24 Applications of DNA Technology Diagnosis of disease – identify alleles, viral DNAGene therapy – alter afflicted genesProduction of pharmaceuticalsForensic applications – DNA profilingEnvironmental cleanup – use microorganismsAgricultural applications - GMOs
28 RFLPs (“rif-lips”) Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Cut DNA with different restriction enzymesEach person has different #s of DNA fragments createdAnalyze DNA samples on a gel for disease diagnosisOutdated method of DNA profiling (required a quarter-sized sample of blood)
30 STR Analysis STR = Short Tandem Repeats Non-coding DNA has regions with sequences (2- 5 base length) that are repeatedEach person has different # of repeats at different locations (loci)Current method of DNA fingerprinting used – only need 20 cells for analysis
34 Biotechnology Techniques How to make Recombinant DNAGel ElectrophoresisPCRSummarize: What is this technique?Draw and label a diagram to show this techniqueWhat are the main tools or materials involved?Applications: What is this being used for?
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