This powerpoint presentation covers Option F.3 (Microbes and Biotechnology) in the IB Biology curriculum. Each slide is labelled with the specific learning objective and animation/video links are provided in the slide notes.
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**IB Biology Learning Objectives
F.3.1 – State that reverse transcriptase catalyzes the production of DNA from RNA.
F.3.2 – Explain how reverse transcriptase is used in molecular biology.
F.3.3 – Distinguish between somatic and germ line therapy.
F.3.4 – Outline the use of viral vectors in gene therapy.
F.3.5 – Discuss the risks of gene therapy.