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2 PLANT ENHANCEMENT BY GENETIC ENGENEERY Isolation Genes Cloning Transformation Incorporation to plant AGRONOMICALLY INTERESTING GENS TRANSFORMATION Regeneration in vitro IMPROVED CULTIVAR Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be defined as: “organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating or natural recombination. As an application of modern biotechnology, this technique
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Unformatted text preview: allows selected individual genes to be transferred from one organism into another, also between non-related species” What are GMOs? • Traditional cross-breeding requires years • Transgenic plants are quickly developed by insertion of single gene responsible for a particular trait GLOBAL AREA OF BIOTECH CROPS CROPS AND TRAITS M Cámara, 2006...
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