Are you role of Biotech in agriculture

Biotech has also revolutionized research activities in the area of agriculture which includes the following: a) plant cells, tissue and organ culture

b) genetic engineering leading to transformation followed by regeneration of plants to give transgenic plants carrying the desirable traits like disease resistance, insect resistance and herbicide resistance; eventually this may also be used for increasing the photosynthetic efficiency, nitrogen fixing ability, improved storage proteins, hybrid crops, crops for food processing etc.

c) somatic hybrid between the sexually incompatible species, permitting the transfer of desirable traits from wild and unrelated crop species to our crop plants;

d) transgenic animals produced in mice, pigs, goats, etc. It is suggested that some of these will eventually be used as a bioreactor to produce drugs through their milk, blood or urine; this area has sometimes been described as molecular farming.

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