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Research Article

Investigation of Students’ Alternative Conceptions of Terms and Processes of Gene Technology

Table 3

Specific categories of students’ conceptions about the terms and processes of gene technology (students’ key words for each category within students’ quotations in italic letters).

CategoryDefinition: connection to … Students’ application to the

Term of genea

ContainerA container with something insideA “cell” with certain traits inside.
TransmissionSomething which is transmitted.Genes will betransmitted.
IndividualityA unique specificity of genes.A gene is the individual code of every living being.

Term of enzymea

FunctionSpecific functions. … are illness-restraining substances.
SourceUptake from a source. … are taken up by food.

Process of genetic engineering

ScienceScience or scientific approaches.This is a specific science

Sample student quotation.

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