"What Might Happen If Bt Corn Affects Non Target Organisms Such As Beneficial Insects Or Harmless Insects" Essays and Research Papers

What Might Happen If Bt Corn Affects Non Target Organisms Such As Beneficial Insects Or Harmless Insects

Hernández ID: A01211745 Due Date: 19/08/2008 “Design your own Bio Lab” Dependent and Independent Variables Problem Statement: How different wavelengths of light affect the rate of photosynthesis? Variables: * Dependent: wavelength of light (color) * Independent: * Control: Method for controlling variables: All types of corn must be grown in the same soil and nutrient conditions, watering amounts and light conditions. They must be grown in separated plant chambers, and the seeds will...

Agriculture, European Corn Borer, Genetically modified food 2005  Words | 7  Pages

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Bt-corn and its Effects on Danaus plexippus Recently, in response to the chronic problem of insects destroying crops and from the known effects of pesticides on humans and on the environment, a new form of insecticide was discovered, particularly for corn. In this new case, the organism itself is genetically modified for protection. This insect-resistant corn is the new Bt-corn and contains genetic material from the donor organism, a bacterium. Bacillus thuringiensis contains a protein that kills...

Bacillus thuringiensis, Butterfly, Danaus 1409  Words | 4  Pages

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Bt Cotton

Bollworms. BT Cotton stands for Bacillus thuringiensis, a bacterium. This bacterium produces and endotoxin, which is lethal to many of the pests. This toxin can be very useful because helpful insects are left unharmed. The genes that produces the toxins are called Cry 1 Ac and Cry 1 Ab. These two genes are most effectively and commonly used to genetically modify various crops. In order to genetically modify any organism one must initially identify a gene or trait, in another organism, that can be...

Agriculture, Bacteria, Environmental health 1212  Words | 4  Pages

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Physical Science

infestation in a certain year, would a farmer gain or lose financially by planting Bt corn? Explain why. He might lose a little bit, but since there is no way to know if there will be an ECB infestation at planting time, he might still be better off to use Bt corn. There is almost always a residual number of corn borer and other insects left in the soil, even after treating a field, so the chances are too high that he might need to spray insecticides to keep the damage down, a much more expensive proposition...

Bacillus thuringiensis, Beetle, Genetically modified food 1135  Words | 4  Pages

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Bt Corn Issues in the Philippines

Issues on BT Corn The Philippines, being an agricultural country, has been taking steps in the development of the technology for the agricultural sector. Several institutions are studying the best possible ways of increasing crop yield, allowing crops to thrive in different environmental conditions, developing low-cost and eco-friendly fertilizers and eradication of pests. The development of new technology for latter problem has been the main concern of the agricultural crowd because after six...

Agriculture, Digestion, Genetically modified food 799  Words | 3  Pages

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Bt Toxin Mini Report

shaped and varies between 2–5 µm long and about 1.0 µm wide . Bt consists large rods with slightly curved ends and forms a parasporal crystal during the stationary phase of its growth cycle . Occurring in pairs or short chains, Bt is also motile with peritrichous flagella and non-caspulated . Bt belongs to the family of bacteria, Bacillus cerus (B. cerus), which produces toxins that cause gastroenteritis (food poisoning) in humans. However, Bt is different than B. cerus because it contains a plasmid...

Agriculture, Bacillus thuringiensis, Bacteria 1089  Words | 3  Pages

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What Is Natural Insect Repellent?

i am so afraid of any kind of insect especially cockroaches and i want to act before i have a problem with it. What do you suggest i do to prevent the insects from even approaching my house? If this happens, how do i minimize the problem? Thanks There is nothing more annoying than having a houseplant with an insect infestation and not knowing what to do about it. To prevent destruction from pesky insects, though, you must know what you are up against and what is effective to keep the pests away...

Aroma compound, DEET, Entomology 981  Words | 3  Pages

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Bt Corn

commercialization of Bt-Corn breeds: how it is both economically efficient and overall beneficial for the environment.” Abstract This paper discusses and evaluates both the negative and positive aspects and raised controversial issues regarding Bt-Corn, a transgenic maize developed through genetic engineering and biotechnology methods, and will finally conclude that the commercialization of Bt-Corn breeds for the past 14 years have been both economically advantageous and beneficial for the environment...

Bacillus thuringiensis, DNA, Genetic engineering 2830  Words | 9  Pages

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Dependent independant lab

all corn varieties equally effective at controlling the ECB? How do you know? Some of the corns handled the ECB better than other I can tell by the amount of corn that was produced. Depending on which seed I used it handled the infestations levels differently. Some produced more corn with the infestation then other did w/o an infestation. If there was no ECB infestation in a certain year, would a farmer gain or lose financially by planting Bt corn? Explain why. Depending on which Bt corn he choose...

Agriculture, Corn, European Corn Borer 347  Words | 1  Pages

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Genetically Modified Organisms- a Step Ahead or a Step in the Wrong Direction?

Genetically modified organisms- a step ahead or a step in the wrong direction? Paulina Langowska Genetically modified organisms, also known as GMO, are such organisms whose genetic material has been artificially changed using genetic engineering. Genetic engineering, to put it simply, is altering the DNA technology, using DNA molecules from various organisms and using this molecules to create a brand new set of genes. Then the set of genes is added to an organism’s genome. Below is shown an exchange...

DNA, Gene, Genetic engineering 1780  Words | 5  Pages

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Bt Corn Lab Report

 Bt Corn Lab Report Deidra Dunlap, Tanya Hayes, Ashley Palmer, Cinnamon Rader, Tabitha Rue Tusculum College Bt Corn Lab What is Bt Corn? Bt corn is a genetically modified organism, often referred to as a GMO. “A GMO is a plant or animal that has been genetically modified through the addition of a small amount of genetic material from other organisms through molecular techniques.” (Bessin, 1999 rev. 2004, p.1). The production of GMO’s came about because of the need to provide...

Agriculture, European Corn Borer, Genetically modified food 828  Words | 7  Pages

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Disadvantages of Genetically Modified Organisms

MODIFIED ORGANISM SAY NO TO GMO WHAT IS GMO?? DISADVANTAGES OF GMO?? Environmental Impacts used to enhance a more common food crop, such as corn, it might introduce a similar allergen which could have a severe health impact to the consumer. An alteration to a certain plant might make it inedible or harmful to another organism such as an insect that relies on it for food. It can harm organisms that are desirable or can upset the balance of the food Organisms that have been...

Agriculture, Cell, DNA 252  Words | 4  Pages

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Lab Assignment

Dependent and Independent Variables Lab |Corn Variety |Level of ECB Infestation |Growing Pot 1 Yield |Growing Pot 2 Yield |Growing Pot 3 Yield |Average Yield | |Golden Crop non BT |Low |177.9 |171.2 |170.6 |173.2 | |Bt 123 |Low |164.0 |162.6 |168.3 ...

Agriculture, Bushel, Ear 315  Words | 2  Pages

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Dependent and Independent Variables

Biotechnology – Dependent and Independent Variables |Corn Variety |Level of ECB |Growing Pot 1 Yield |Growing Pot 2 Yield |Growing Pot 3 Yield |Average Yield | | |Infestation | | | | | |Golden crop |None |184.8 |183.2 |190.0 |186.0 | |Bt 456 |Low |177...

Acre, Agriculture, Beneficial insects 484  Words | 2  Pages

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Social Insects

Social insects such as ants, bees, termites, and wasps, provide us with a powerful metaphor for creating decentralized problem-solving systems composed of simple, interacting, and often mobile, agents. The emergent collective intelligence of social insects lies not in complex individual capabilities but in networks of interactions that exist among individuals and between individuals and their colonies. The daily problems solved by a social insect colony include the following: finding food, building...

Ant, E. O. Wilson, Emergence 1427  Words | 4  Pages

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geometric insect

A day in the life of my geometry bug By My name is Snot and I am an insect. I’m a pretty average size bug. I like to fly through the clouds in the high skies and rest on tall trees. One day I woke up from the smell of a nearby maple tree roasting in the nice summer rays. I arose from my nest I had made the night before. I’m a nomadic creature, so I make a new little nest every day to sleep peacefully in under the stars. I enjoy looking at the stars every night so I can drift off asleep...

Angle, Geometry, Insect 713  Words | 3  Pages

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Genetically Modified Organisms

Do you really know what is in the foods you eat? Most likely not. You probably have never heard of the words genetically modified organisms. It is time to open your eyes to this silent problem that is occurring right now. Genetically modified organisms are in the foods we eat and are ultimately making people sick. Research has shown that consuming genetically modified foods increases your risk for getting cancers and tumors. The only way to avoid it is to eat organic which is not always affordable...

Genetic engineering, Genetically modified food, Genetically modified organism 2117  Words | 5  Pages

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Insects Project

Insects Project 1. Orders Lepidoptera- Examples of this order found in Australia would be Abantiades Barcas, Barbifrontia and Callionyma sarcodes. The members of this order have 4 wings, which are all completely covered in small scales. All the adults in the Lepidoptera family start off as a caterpillar, which resembles a worm,and grow up to be either a moth or a butterfly. The butterflies have very thin antennas and tend to fly during the day, while the moths have feathery antennas and are...

Bee, Beetle, Butterfly 1751  Words | 6  Pages

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Entomology: Relatives Insects

Entomology: The Study of Insects and their Relatives Insects and their terrestrial relatives belong to the phylum called Arthropoda and have inhabited the earth for an extensive time. Paleontologists show that the earliest fossils, most primitive forms of arthropods date back to the Devonian Period over 350 million years ago (Henning 1981). By the Age of Dinosaurs, 300 million years ago, insects were abundant in number and diversity. Like the dinosaurs, some pre-historic forms of insects were enormous:...

Biological pest control, Entomology, Honey bee 1867  Words | 6  Pages

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Social Insects

Social Insects “The little things that run the world”- E.O. Wilson Social Insects I. Levels of sociality II. Castes and Polyethism III. Social insect examples IV. Ecological success Society • A group of individuals that belong to the same species and are organized in a cooperative manner. Aggregations • Non-social grouping of individuals Monarch butterflies aggregating Levels of Sociality • • • • • Solitary Subsocial Parasocial Eusocial Presocial Classification system...

Ant, Bee, Beekeeping 848  Words | 6  Pages

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Ppt on Bt Brinjal

family farms. * Source of cash income for resource-poor farmers. Grown as Kharif and Rabi crop What is Bt brinjal? Bt brinjal is genetically modified variety of brinjal which gives more resistant to Brinjal plant against insects. In technical terms Bt Brinjal is a transgenic brinjal created by inserting a gene [Cry 1Ac] from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (and hence the name Bt) into Brinjal. The insertion of the gene into the Brinjal cell in young cotyledons has been done through...

Bacillus thuringiensis, Bacteria, DNA 848  Words | 3  Pages

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Child and Insect

Child and Insect Child and Insect by Robert Druce introduces a poem which addresses the relationship between a child and insect after the child has carelessly caused the death of the grasshopper. The actions the grasshopper goes through determine the emotions and reactions of the child. The child is stripped of his innocence as he experiences death for the first time and is mocked by his mother for not understanding his mixed emotions. Throughout the poem the child experiences several emotions...

Emotion, Feeling, Grasshopper 1024  Words | 3  Pages

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Insects vs Animals

Silent Spring Why do we not care about exterminating a whole society of insects, but we start riots and revolts over the killing of animals like elephants, dolphins, whales, rhinos, and other nearly extinct animals? We have reasons to kill these animals just like the insects, the slaughter of these animals temporarily benefits us, but what people do think about is what will happen if we eliminate every single insect of a certain species. Rachel Carson is an incredibly brave individual...

DDT, Environmentalism, Extinction 965  Words | 3  Pages

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Insect Repellent and Investigatory Project

little sticky.  Put it in a container. LEmongrass GArlic and GInger Insect Repellant (Investigatory Project) By: Mikaela Singson and Allen Jeso Eloro Presented to: Mr. Ongsotto Abstract Our purpose of making this repellant is that insect will avoid destroying that object like plants, things, foods and such for it has a strong smell insects doesn’t like. And we make this repellant by boiling the two ingredients and after that, we combine it together...

Angiotensin, Blood, Entomology 865  Words | 3  Pages

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Insects are the most successful animal group. What factors have contributed to their success?

Insects are the most successful animal group. They are extremely diverse and abundant. They are present in the sea, in freshwater, on land and in the air. They occupy every ecological niche. Arthropods are not only extremely diverse but are also numerous as individuals. There are approximately 200 million insects for every human being on the Earth.(1) They have a huge impact on humans and our activities. They are pests of both food and animals, and are responsible for disease transmission. They also...

Arthropod, Butterfly, Central nervous system 1422  Words | 4  Pages

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Insego Insect Repellent

Background The patentee Henan Elraz of the “Insect Repellent Formulations” stated thatthe present invention provides an insect repellent aqueous formulation comprising of the following ingredients: a combination of at least two essential oils, citrus peel tincture, and vinegar. The novel combination of ingredients in the insect repellent formulation of the invention creates a substantially enhanced effect compared to that obtained by using each of the ingredients separately. The formulation of...

Aromatherapy, Citrus, Cooking oils 1169  Words | 4  Pages

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Edible Insects Informative Speech

Kim 30 May 2013 Preparation Outline Topic: Insects can be eaten as food Specific Purpose: To inform my audience of the nutritional value of edible insects. Central Idea (thesis statement): Edible insects could be an excellent source of nutrition in our lives. Introduction I. Get audience's attention (attention getter) As the days of summer descend upon us, we await lazy days, beach parties, deep suntans, and of course insects. We may look forward to seeing grasshoppers jump through...

Cooking, Eating, Entomophagy 673  Words | 3  Pages

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Hum Of Insects

Hum of Insects – Robert Lynd As the hum of insects and noises of birds are associated with nature and seasons, so are they connected to our life, right from our childhood. When we grow up, these sounds occasionally pull us back to our childhood. In a way, our happiness, other than that achieved from people, has its origin in the nature, in spring and summer, in the hum and noises of insects and birds. The author begins with insects like bees, wasps and mosquitoes and analyse their behavior Insects...

Attack!, Bee, Characteristics of common wasps and bees 951  Words | 2  Pages

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Genetically Modified Organism or Transgenic Organism

by: Romina Jairah M. Santos Submitted to: Mrs. Imelda Alvarez GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (GMOs) HISTORY: The general principle of producing a GMO is to alter the genetic material of an organism's genome. Genetic modification caused by human activity has been occurring since humans first domesticated animals in 12 000 BC and plants around 10,000 BC. Genetic engineering the direct transfer of DNA from one organism to another was first accomplished by Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen in 1973.Advances...

DNA, Gene, Gene expression 793  Words | 3  Pages

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Genetically Modified Organism

1 Genetically Modified Organisms Hayley Vecchio Here comes synthetic food, and their big money, and they want to control, our body and soul” — Ziggy Marley, from, "Tumblin' Down" (Miller [4]). In 1988 Bob Marley’s son Ziggy warned us about synthetic foods, three decades before big corporations started commercially gene-gunning virus and hormone sequences into the DNA of seeds. The debate over genetically modified (GM) food, also known as genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), is vast. I believe...

Bacillus thuringiensis, DNA, Genetic engineering 2349  Words | 7  Pages

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Transgenic Bt Cotton

5 june 2011, Transgenic Bt Cotton CICR TECHNICAL BULLETIN NO: 22 TRANSGENIC Bt COTTON Dr CD Mayee Dr P Singh Dr AB Dongre Dr MRK Rao Dr Sheo Raj Central Institute for Cotton Research Nagpur Downloaded from www.cicr.org.in Technical Bulletin from CICR (www.cicr.org.in) 1 Transgenic Bt Cotton TRANSGENIC Bt COTTON 1. Introduction Cotton is one of the major fibre crops of global significance. It is cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions of more than eighty countries...

Bacillus thuringiensis, Biotechnology, Cotton 9372  Words | 29  Pages

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Genetically Midifieng Organisms

synthesizing the DNA, and then inserting this construct into the host organism. Genes may be removed, or "knocked out", using a nuclease. Gene targeting is a different technique that uses homologous recombination to change an endogenous gene, and can be used to delete a gene, remove exons, add a gene, or introduce point mutations. An organism that is generated through genetic engineering is considered to be a genetically modified organism (GMO). The first GMOs were bacteria in 1973; GM mice were generated...

Bacteria, DNA, Gene 1077  Words | 4  Pages

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Female-Specific Lethal Genetic Systems for Use in Sterile Insect Technique (Sit): Development and Mechanism

Genetic Systems for use in Sterile Insect Technique (SIT): Development and Mechanism Michael C. Delomen MS Genetics ABSTRACT Sterile insect technique (SIT) is a means of biological pest control. Sterile males are released into the environment, mates with wild females, producing no offspring. SIT is not chemical based and it is species-specific. However, it is an expensive technique. Sterilization via irradiation also sometimes affects the males’ health; such that sterile...

Biological pest control, DNA, Drosophila melanogaster 1564  Words | 6  Pages

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Population Hunger

During that time many attempts to lower the global population have been attempted. Over-population is taking a toll on the environment and human health. What can we do to help solve the population problem? There is no quick fix. Right now we have a bigger problem to deal with: starvation due to over-population. According to Darwin, all organisms produce more offspring than will survive to maturity (Nadakavukaren, 2006). Biotic potential is the maximum growth rate that a population could achieve provided...

Árpád Pusztai, Bacillus thuringiensis, Genetic engineering 2016  Words | 5  Pages

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Insects Insects are neumerout invertebrate animals that belong in the Phylum Arthropoda and Class Insecta. The class Insecta is divided into 2 subclasses: Apterygota, or wingless insects, and Pterygota, or winged insects. Subclass Pterygota is futher divided on basis of metamorphosis. Insects that have undergone incomplete metamorphosis are the Exopterygota. Insects that undergo complete metamorphosis are the Endopterygota. Insects have an outer bilateral exoskeleton to which the muscles are...

Animal, Arthropod, Blood 467  Words | 2  Pages

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Insect Imagery Thesis of the Pedestrian

PLEASE READ AND REWORD WHAT YOU FIND OUT OF PLACE THIS WAS WRITTEN IT A QUICK MANNER Technology is becoming increasingly popular; we are forced to confront it everyday. Ray Bradbury has noticed this trend of people becoming more and more dependent on technology; after all we use the television, computers, and even automobiles everyday. In the pedestrian Ray Bradbury has used insect images in The Pedestrian that suggests that with the increasing number of people using technology it will trap and...

Ant, Automobile, Insect 1389  Words | 4  Pages

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Insects Repellants

Achievers Academy Inc. Km.17 Brgy. Ilang, Davao City Submitted to: Sir Neil Evara Tequin Submitted by: Lorydel Avergonzado How to make a cheap Insect Repellant Acknowledgment I would like to acknowledge my parents because w/out their help I can’t finish this project of mine. I want also to acknowledge our handsome teacher...

Dengue fever, Entomology, Garlic 525  Words | 3  Pages

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Genetically Modified Organisms

Olivia Garvey Professor Elgren Society and the Environment April 22, 2014 Genetically Modified Organisms—Harmful or Beneficial? Genetic engineering in agricultural crops serves as an exciting route in future possibilities of food production. Several benefits result from this technology, where genetically modifying crops has the capacity to improve genes that provide better resistance to stress—whether it be resistance to pests, severe weather such as frost or drought, disease, or from chemical...

Agriculture, DNA, Gene 1084  Words | 5  Pages

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Genetically Modified Organisms

or to change protein production, genetically modified DNA has become a common occurrence. While this can be a beneficial modification to food, there are groups that protest the ‘unnatural’ alterations in crops and ingredients that people ingest. Genetically modified organisms are seen as being either unnatural and detrimental, or beneficial and healthier. Genetically modified organisms can be found in the majority of food products and crops. Genetic alteration in crops is when scientists clip...

DNA, Food, Gene 1565  Words | 6  Pages

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Negative Effects of Gm Foods

foods or biotech foods can be described simply as foods derived from genetically modified organisms. These crop plants created for human or animal consumption using the latest molecular biology techniques. In his essay “Genetically Modified Foods: An Insight” Raaz Maheshwari (2012) explains that “Genetically modified foods are derived from genetically modified organisms. Genetically modified organisms have had specific changes introduced into their DNA by genetic engineering, using a process...

Antibiotic resistance, Bacillus thuringiensis, Genetic engineering 2179  Words | 7  Pages

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Insects as food

THE USE OF INSECTS AS A FOODSOURCE. IS IT THE DREAM OF IDEALISTS OR THE WAY OF THE FUTURE? 12/5/2013 THE USE OF INSECTS AS A FOOD SOURCE It is a fact that over seventy percent of the words populous derive some level of protein and nutrients from insect-based food sources. In this country, it is looked at as uncouth or taboos to even consider such an act as consuming...

Beef cattle, Cattle, Dairy cattle 3676  Words | 11  Pages

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Insect Diversity And Evolution

Kennedy Evolution Group 4 9/22/13 Lab 1: Insect Diversity and Evolution Introduction: Insects dominate the Earth with vast diversity and number of species. They are arthropods that have articulate appendages, a hard exoskeleton, compound eyes, and an open circulatory system with a dorsal heart. Insects have large populations in many habitats, even urban environments such as Chicago. Insects are close relatives to Myriapoda, Chelicerata, and Crusacea organisms (Hoffmann 63). They are incredibly important...

Insect 666  Words | 3  Pages

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Insect Repellent

INTRODUCTION A. Rationale The researchers chose this issue because of the increasing incidents of dengue fever cases in the region & in the country. They believe that this study will greatly contribute to the prevention of insect bites especially in younger children. The researchers are aiming that it will help minimize the cases of dengue which is considered as a year round disease & is fatal. Health care in the Philippines has been a dilemma of many Filipinos especially those families...

Dengue fever, Eucalyptus oil, Insect 715  Words | 3  Pages

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Corn Past Present and Future

GENETICALLY ALTERED CORN Corn or maize only exists in its modern form because of humans. Evidence from archaeological And genetic studies suggests that corn was bred and cultivated by early Mexican inhibiters as Early as 10,000 years ago. The early Mesoamericans managed to develop corn from its grassy Ancestor by selective breeding. Corn was bred from a wild grain called teosinte. Teosinte is so unlike modern corn that originally botanists didn’t think the two were even related. An ear...

Food, Genetic engineering, Genetics 1245  Words | 4  Pages

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Energy Flow Among Organisms of a Food Chain in the Desert

Corinne N Bryant May 2, 2013 University of Phoenix The lives of the organisms in the desert require a substantial amount of survival skills. The temperature in a desert biome is always very high and it does not rain very often so it is also extremely dry. Any organisms that live in the desert must be able to adapt to these conditions in order to live. For example, one organism that can be found in the desert is cacti. Cacti roots are closer to the surface than other plants so it is able...

Animal, Ecosystem, Eukaryote 883  Words | 3  Pages

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The Good, the Bad, and the Genetically Modified Organisms

the world of food. However, we have to question the potential side effects of genetically modified organisms. While the idea is admirable, the details behind how we make crops that survive infestations and nuts that no longer cause allergic reactions, are startling. With Genetically modified organisms being a relatively new addition to the world of food; how do we know what the long term affects may be of prolonged ingestion of these food items? Furthermore, how do we know that we have not already...

Bacillus thuringiensis, Food, Genetic engineering 2084  Words | 6  Pages

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Why should we stop eating genetically modified foods

These days people often hear the word genetically modified organism (GMO). It is an organism whose genetic material has been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. GMOs are the source of genetically modified food which is used to produce a variety of goods other than food. Genetic engineering researchers promise the following benefits that GM food will bring: increase crop yields, lower cost of herbicide, and adapt to global climate change. Therefore...

Bacillus thuringiensis, Genetic engineering, Genetically modified food 1097  Words | 3  Pages

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INSECT REPELLANT SPRAY USING CITRONELLA PLANT An Investigatory Project Presented to Mrs. Science Researcher: Sean Patrick Labordo School year 2014 – 2015 Acknowledgement The researchers wish to extend their sincerest appreciation to the following people who helped make this research. They are the people who helped and contributed much for the success of this Investigatory Project. To God,for his gift of wisdom and understanding to the researchers and for answering...

Citronella oil, Clove, Essential oil 1472  Words | 10  Pages

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Bacillus thuringiensis

Family: Bacillaceae Genus: Bacillus Species: thuringiensis Binomial name Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner 1915 Contents Introduction Use in pest control Genetic engineering for pest control Usage Advantages Safety Limitations to Bt crops Possible problems Introduction Bacillus thuringiensis is a Gram-positive, soil dwelling bacterium of the genus Bacillus. Additionally, B. thuringiensis also occurs naturally in the gut of caterpillars of various types of moths and butterflies...

Bacillus, Bacillus thuringiensis, Biological pest control 1653  Words | 6  Pages

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All Natural Insect Repellant

things. Example is the insects. One of the easy ways to prevent insects is to use insect repellant. This is the reason why the researcher decides to make a liquid insect repellant. There are many commercially available liquid insect repellant in the market. The commonly used commercial liquid insect repellant in the Philippines is quite unaffordable and use chemical that may cause irritation. The researcher plans to use all natural ingredients in the liquid insect repellant in his study...

Entomology, Eucalyptol, Eucalyptus oil 885  Words | 3  Pages

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Natural Anti-Insect Product Development

Letter of Transmittal May03, 2012 Subject: To submit a report on “New-product development on- Natural Anti-insect.” Dear Sir, We are very delighted to submit the term paper on New-Product Development on Natural Anti-insect product as the course material. Our main incentive is to prepare this term paper according to your guidelines in accordance with your instructions. We have tried our best to produce our work as per your structures and hope we believe we have done an adequate job considering...

Agriculture, Ecology, Marketing 5678  Words | 26  Pages

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genetically modified organism

GMO. I found this documentary to be very interesting because it tells you about genetically modified organisms and the damages it can do to humans, animals and our environment. This documentary tells you that the companies that produce the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are more interested in making money than worrying about the consequences of it making humans sick, killing animals, insects and how it is destroy the environment. The documentary states that we are heading downhill at a rapid...

Genetic engineering, Genetically modified food, Genetically modified organism 1466  Words | 4  Pages

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gmo paper

are on the rise.” (Institute of Responsible Technology) It’s not for sure that all of the disorders listed will happen. That’s where the fear of the unknown comes in Many people are against Genetically modified foods because of the unknown long term effects and environmental effects. There were concerns about how GMO’s can affect other animals. “ GMOs may be toxic to non-target organisms, bees and butterflies being the most talked-about examples currently. Bees are hugely important in the pollination...

Agriculture, Genetic engineering, Genetically modified food 1365  Words | 4  Pages

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animal species on earth are insects, 99% are invertebrates. They are the pollinators, undertakers, leaf litter sweepers, garbage collectors, soil conditioners and natural fertilizer producers of nature. THEIR IMPORTANCE Humans depend on natural ecosystems of water, oxygen, sources of food and building materials, therefore the activities of insects in the following areas are of importance:- 1. POLLINATION: Flower color, shape and scent has evolved to attract their insect pollinators; e.g. bumble...

Arthropod, Beetle, Dung beetle 1953  Words | 6  Pages

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Organic vs. non organic

 Organic vs. non organic There is a vast majority of food in our world today, when we consume this food we must stop to think about what exactly it is made of. In today’s society we are always looking for the best healthy foods that are available to us. We want good, nutritious, healthy foods so that we can live a long and healthy life. We live in a world where we have fast, cheap and processed foods all around us. Have you ever considered going a different...

Eating, Food, Nutrition 1062  Words | 3  Pages

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Agriculture & Technology Working Model

commonly known as Bt. Bacillus Thuringiensis, is a bacterium that dwells in soil. It acts as a reservoir “of cry toxins and cry genes for production of biological insecticides and insect-resistant genetically modified crops.” How has gene technology benefited agriculture? Genetically engineered crops such as corn, soy and cotton are being cultivated in more than 21 countries. In the United States, for example, about 60 per cent of corn is genetically modified to resist corn borer, a common pest...

Biotechnology, DNA, Francis Crick 1806  Words | 5  Pages

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Sex Pheromones in Insects

Rory Atteridge 0603612E Sex Pheromones in the Insects Introduction Sex pheromones are chemicals or odours given off by an individual in order to invoke a sexual response or behaviour change on individuals of the same species (Shorey 1973). These chemicals can be released by males and/or females, depending on the species (Gieselhardt et al. 2008, Ayasse et al. 2001). Pheromones generally consist of a carbon backbone of between 10 and 20 carbon atoms (in Lepidoptera), these are however...

Ant, Honey bee pheromones, Human sexuality 2075  Words | 6  Pages

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Gmo Food Is Not the Future

Anthony C ENG 101-038 Professor McKinney October 20, 2011 GMO Food is not the Future The average American consumes over ten pounds of chemical food additives per year. The ways food products are made now are frightening. Do you really know what you are eating? The American way of eating has changed over the last 50 years. Envision an entire family sitting down at the dinner table eating a home cooked meal with etiquette and appreciation for the meal. Conversely, that is for the most part...

Agriculture, Bacillus thuringiensis, Genetic engineering 1348  Words | 4  Pages

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Genetically Modified Foods

food. Impoverished people have nowhere to turn. Biotechnology researchers think they have found a way to reverse the world famine. This way is through genetically modified foods which are foods that come from genetically engineered organisms. Examples of such organisms are sheep, cows, and fish. However, since it is a new invention, it is being met with harsh and legitimate concerns. While it may help the world’s food crisis, it may also do that at the expense of human health. Moreover, In the 90’s...

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Genetically Modified Organisms

 Genetically Modified Organisms Outline: I. Description of Technology a. What is GMO? b. Purpose of the technology II. Evolution of GMO Technology a. A walk in the history of GMO-beginning to present b. Review the social impact of GMO technology III. Political and legal Influences a. Legislative measures to protect consumers from GMO consumption b. The public and legal debate, Is GMO Safe? IV. Economic questions and considerations a. GMO’s correlation to...

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