Genetically modified crops in agriculture / Danny Watson.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publication details: United Kingdom : ED-Tech Press, c2019.Description: xiv, 307 pages : illustrations ; 26 cmContent type:
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- Evaluation of genetically modified food crops -- Analyzing unintended effects in transgenic food crops -- The possibility of DNA transfer from genetically modified organisms -- Environmental costs and benefits of genetically modified crops -- GMOs in agriculture: an environmentalist perspective -- Genetically modified crops and food security -- The use of genetically modified crops in developing countries.
"Genetically modified crops are plants used in agriculture, the DNA of which has been modified using genetic engineering methods. In most cases, the aim is to introduce a new trait to the plant which does not occur naturally in the species. Examples in food crops include resistance to chemical treatments, or improving the nutrient profile of the crop. Recently rapid advances in the development and commercialization of transgenic crop across the world have been witnessed both in term increased crop coverage and economic benefits. Genetically modified foods are foods derived from genetically modified organisms have had specific changes introduced into their DNA by genetic engineering techniques. The main aim of genetically modified crops is to produce a food that is able to survive even if any harmful chemicals or pesticides or herbicides are sprayed. Other benefit of genetically modified crops is to make food stay fresh for a long time. Some of genetically modified crops and food are corn, tomato, beets, potatoes, sprouts and alfalfa. It involves the insertion or deletion of genes. Examples in no-food crops include production of pharmaceutical agents, biofuels, and other industrially useful goods, as well as for bioremediation. This book covers those facets, form the source of the gene, compositions of a gene construct, method of gene delivery, and result of gene integration and expression, to effects of the transgene on plants and the ecology."--Back cover.
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