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llustrative posters

  • Biotechnology: Genetic Conditions
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    A cartoon poster explaining how genetic conditions such as albinism and Down syndrome occur.
    Also available in the following languages:
    - Sotho [file size 2,100 KB]
    - Zulu [file size 2,100 KB]
    - Afrikaans [file size 2,100 KB]
  • Biotechnology: Wetlands
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    A cartoon poster explaining how wetlands clean and store water and are home to many plants and animals.
    Also available in the following languages:
    - Sotho [file size 1,680 KB]
    - Zulu [file size 1,680 KB]
    - Afrikaans [file size 1,680 KB]
  • Biotechnology: Bioinformatics
    [file size 488 KB]
    A cartoon poster explaining how bioinformatics makes use of computers to answer biological questions.
    Also available in the following languages:
    - Sotho [file size 1,680 KB]
    - Zulu [file size 1,680 KB]
    - Afrikaans [file size 1,680 KB]
  • Biotechnology: Selective breeding
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    A cartoon poster explaining how and why farmers practice selective breeding.
    Also available in the following languages:
    - Afrikaans [file size 1,477 KB]
    - Sotho [file size 1,487 KB]
    - Zulu [file size 1,493 KB]
  • Biotechnology: Medicinal plants under threat
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    A cartoon poster explaining the role biotechnology can play in ensuring that medicinal plants under threat from overuse are sustained.
    Also available in the following languages:
    - Afrikaans [file size 1,299 KB]
    - Sotho [file size 1,605 KB]
    - Zulu [file size 1,303 KB]
  • Biotechnology: Forensics
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    A cartoon poster explaining the role forensics plays in solving crime and how biotechnology is a valuable tool used in forensic science.
    Also available in the following languages:
    - Afrikaans [file size 1,231 KB]
    - Sotho [file size 1,223 KB]
    - Zulu [file size 1,226 KB]
  • Biotechnology: Genetic modification of crops
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    A cartoon poster explaining the basics of genetically modified crops.
    Also available in the following languages:
    - Afrikaans [file size 1,245 KB]
    - Sotho [file size 1,236 KB]
    - Zulu [file size 1,241 KB]
  • Biotechnology: Cloning
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    A cartoon poster explaining how clones are made and the difference between reproductive and therapeutic cloning.
    Also available in the following languages:
    - Afrikaans [file size 1,174 KB]
    - Sotho [file size 1,176 KB]
    - Zulu [file size 1,471 KB]
  • Biotechnology through the ages
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    A cartoon poster explaining a short history of DNA starting at 8000 BC and ending in 2002.
    Also available in the following languages:
    - Afrikaans [file size 1,179 KB]
    - Sotho [file size 1,180 KB]
    - Zulu [file size 1,174 KB]
  • Traditional biotechnology
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    A cartoon poster explaining traditional biotechnology.
    Also available in the following languages:
    - Afrikaans [file size 1,315 KB]
    - Sotho [file size 1,409 KB]
    - Zulu [file size 1,378 KB]
  • Biotechnology: DNA poster
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    A cartoon poster explaining the basic role of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) in biotechnology. The poster includes information about cells and genes.
    Also available in the following languages:
    - Afrikaans [file size 1,206 KB]
    - Sotho [file size 1,224 KB]
    - Zulu [file size 1,212 KB]
  • iQhilika Biotechnology's Golden Brew
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    A cartoon poster explaining the process and role of biotechnology in the making of iQhilika, a golden mead, made from fermenting honey.
    Also available in the following languages:
    - Afrikaans [file size 1,266 KB]
    - Sotho [file size 1,580 KB]
    - Zulu [file size 1,268 KB]
  • A short history of DNA
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    A cartoon timeline illustrating a short history of DNA starting at 8000 BC and ending in 2002.
  • Microbes for the Millennium
    An entertaining cartoon comic-book poster presentation that introduces biotechnology to the learner. Microbes are personified and this is used to teach the role of microorganisms in biotechnology.
    - On the road to culture [file size 513 KB]
    - Life outside the laboratory [file size 513 KB]
    - Wild type and mutant bacteria [file size 439 KB]
    - Bacterial lifestyles [file size 107 KB]
    - What microbes think [file size 113 KB]
    - The study of Pathogenesis 01 [file size 113 KB]
    - The study of Pathogenesis 02 [file size 400 KB]
    - Caution! [file size 122 KB]
    - Biotechnology [file size 138 KB]

Young Science Communicators Writing Initiative:

In an initiative to offer a platform to exercise skills in science communication, PUB commissioned a group of young scientists to write popular articles on various topics relating to biotechnology applications. Read their on articles on topics including sustainable energy, aquaculture, palaeogenomics, and more... Click here to view.


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Press release

Shedding Light on Human Genetic Diversity

A paper detailing the the Southern African Genome Sequencing Project and its results was published in the journal Nature.

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Easy learning!

A range of teaching aids are available in a number of different languages



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