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What is biotechnology

The use of living things or parts of living things to make products

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Biotechnology in science

Antibiotics
Hormones (insulin)
Vaccines

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Uses of biotechnology in industry

Brewing
Cheese making
Baking yogurts
Bio-fuel

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3 types of micro-organisms

Bacteria
Fungi
Viruses

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Viruses

Smallest micro-organism
Cannot reproduce
Controlled using antibiotics produced by WBC

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Viruses examples

Flu
AIDS
Measles
Cold sores
Common cold

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Fungi

Don't contain chlorophyll- cannot make own food
Useful in decay, can be eaten and used in food production
Cause disease and may be poisonous

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Decomposer

An organism that breaks down dead plants or animals