GMO Vocabulary

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10 terms · Vocabulary regarding genetically modified organisms/food.

Genetically Modified Food

crop plants created for consumption that have been modified in a laboratory

Genetic engineering

Making changes in the DNA code of a living organism

Selective breeding

The breeding of animals or plants that have desirable characteristics

Genome

All of an organism's hereditary information

Modification

Change in an organism caused by environmental factors

GRAS

Acronym for Generally Recognized As Safe

Cross Breeding

Reproduction between two different species to create a new one

Gene Splicing

cutting the DNA of a gene to add base pairs

Gene transfer

The insertion of one organism's genetic information in the form of DNA into another organism

Biotechnology

The use of living things and technology to make products

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