Both a wine maker and a molecular biologist who had developed a recombinant vaccine claim to be biotechnologists.

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asked Mar 13 in Class XII Biology by nikita74 (-1,054 points)
Both a wine maker and a molecular biologist who had developed a recombinant vaccine claim to be biotechnologists. Who in your opinion is correct ?

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answered Mar 13 by vijay Premium (511 points)
Both. As biotechnology is a very wide area which deals with techniques of using a ‘natural’ organism (or its parts) as well as genetically modified organism to produce products and processes useful for mankind. A wine maker employs a strain-of yeast to produce wine by fermentation (a natural phenomenon), while the molecular biologist has cloned gene for the antigen (that is used as vaccine) in an organism which allows the production of the antigen in large amount.
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