Pre-requisite / Skillset for Marine Biotechnology Internship
1. Intern should have adequate knowledge on concepts like introduction of marine environment and properties of seawater.
2. Require knowledge on factors of sea, ecological divisions of the sea and history of marine biology.
3. Should be familiar with the different kinds of living things in the marine environment.
4. Must be aware of marine animal’s adaptation and the zone of living in the marine environment.
5. Require knowledge about the marine pollution and how it affects the living things in the ocean.
6. Knowledge about marine fouling and corrosion.
7. Should be familiar with marine pharmacology like marine toxins, antiviral and antimicrobial agents.
8. Knowledge on aquaculture technology, crafts and gears used in fishing.
9. Intern should have knowledge about aquafarm design and construction.
10. Provide an adequate knowledge of the wealth of marine and aquaculture resources.
11. Understanding the techniques of resource management.
12. Ability to understand the economically important marine animals and their potency as toxins and drugs.
13. Require knowledge on the degradation process for discharged wastes.
14. Should be aware of diseases of aquaculture animals and its management.
Marine Biotechnology Internship Test
Intern has to take Marine Biotechnology internship test in which they will be asked 50 multiple-choice questions. They have to score grade A or A* on this test to be eligible for the internship. Here’s a sample set of questions on the Marine Biotechnology topic.
1. Which of the following algae doesn’t grow both in fresh water and sea water?
Explanation: Ulva is an edible macroscopic green algae, also known as the sea lettuce. It only grows in the sea waters whereas Prasiola, Cladophora, Enteromorpha grow both in fresh water and seawater.
2. Substances that are toxic to fish are called __________________
Explanation: The toxic molecular compounds of natural origin that are either produced by the fish or are toxic to fish are called ichthyotoxins. Pseudomonas piscida is an ichthyotoxic bacteria that also exhibits antagonism to other microbes.
3. Which of the following marine bacteria is N2 fixer?
(A) Pseudomonas piscida
Explanation: Cyanobacteria is a marine microbe reduces nitrogen to ammonium and are hence N2 fixers, also termed ‘diazotrophs’. Cyanobacteria, the other name of blue-green algae and play an important role in regulating the oceanic processes.
4. Insect molting hormones from marine invertebrates belong to ____________________
Explanation: The secondary metabolites such as insect molting hormones, sterols, and saponins belong to the category of steroids. Crust-ecdysone isolated from the crayfish Jasus lalandei is an example.
5. Organic solvents are used to isolate bioactive compounds from marine organisms.
Explanation: Marine organisms prove to be a great source of bioactive secondary metabolites. These compounds can be broadly separated using fractionation with organic solvents.
Practice the full set of Marine Biotechnology Multiple Choice Questions before applying for the internship.
How to apply for the Marine Biotechnology Internship
1. Read the Sanfoundry Internship FAQs
2. Take the Marine Biotechnology Internship Test
3. Submit the Internship Application Form
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