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Unformatted text preview: It can also take a long time to
achieve desired results and frequently,
characteristics of interest do not exist in any
related GM technology enables plant breeders
to bring together in one plant useful
genes from a wide range of living
sources, not just from within the crop
species or from closely related plants.
This powerful tool allows plant breeders
to do faster what they have been doing
for years–generate superior plant
varieties–although it expands the
possibilities beyond the limits imposed
by conventional plant breeding.
by What are the potential benefits
of GM plants?
•Higher crop yields.
•Reduced farm costs.
•Increased farm profit.
•Improvement in health and the
• Creation of new plants with
special genes from other species
special Plant-made Pharmaceuticals
Plant-made Plantmade pharmaceuticals (PMPs) result from the application of biotechnology to plants to enable them to produce therapeutic proteins that could ultimately...
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