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Uses and benefits of Genetically Engineered Crops-A Brief Perspective

Author Affiliations

  • 1Faculty of Biological Sciences, Department of Biotechnology, University of South Asia, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2Faculty of Biological Sciences, Department of Biotechnology, University of South Asia, Lahore, Pakistan

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 5, Issue (11), Pages 33-35, November,10 (2016)


Genetic engineering involves direct manipulation of DNA sequences. This genetic modification of genes can be done by using rDNA technology. Gene technologies plays an important role to analyses all the modifications in engineered product. These techniques can be used for isolation and transfer of specific DNA molecules into particular crops and plants. The most common gene transfer method is Agrobacterium tumefaciens, which transfers DNA into plants by stable integration of DNA molecule. Cotton plants have been modified by using a gene from Bacillus thruringiensis (Bt). Current research in genetic engineering is oriented towards a variety of possible ways with their specific applications. Genetically modified (GM) plants can give rise to number of useful ways to provide benefit to human beings. Also, they can be used to provide resistance against various diseases. Hence, production of GM crops can open multiple ways to treat many challenges in the current and future research. Therefore, in this review we have highlight maximum possible uses of GM crops, production methods and applications.


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