for producing crops with higher yield etc.
Another place we could use it is in farming
of animals. We can use transgenic animals.
In this case, we have salmon. Wild salmon
are going to grow at a particular rate. We
can introduce genes that influence growth
hormone expression, growth factors and such
and we can cause these organisms to grow much
more quickly and increase the productivity
not only of land-based organisms but sea-based
organisms potentially we could bring these
genetic modifications into all of our farming,
which again controversy.
In this lecture, we have covered a lot of
different applications for genetic engineering
and biotechnologies. We've explored some of
the techniques in details. So I hope by now that
you are able to explain the benefit of DNA
libraries and see how they are used throughout
biotechnologies as well as compare RFLP and
STR DNA fingerprinting, short tandem
repeats versus restriction fragment length
polymorphisms. Finally, you should be able
to discuss some of the applications of biotechnology
to agriculture as well as to medicine. Thank
you so much for listening. It has been tons
of fun. I will look forward to seeing you
in future lecture.