brazil nut soybean summary

Therefore transgenic soybean with high methionine

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soybean must be balanced with methionine. Therefore, transgenic soybean with high methionine would be a beneficiary to farmers who must buy extra methionine supplements for the animals. If the transgenic soybean obtains methionine from the 2s albumin in Brazil nuts known to be an allergen, would people allergic to Brazil nuts respond to the genetically engineered soybean? If people do respond, does the finding prove that transgenic foods are inherently dangerous to humans? 3. If the nutritional quality of the soybean was to be improved by adding the amino acid methionine that is donated from the 2s albumin of the Brazil nut, which is a known allergen (hypothesis), then the 2S albumin from the Brazil nut as expressed in transgenic soybeans would be able to bind IgE from people who are allergic to Brazil nuts. (prediction) 4. Scientists and farmers have been selectively breeding plants since the late 19 th century. Today, plants can be bred by changing their genetic makeup, often with the insertion of just one gene. These plants go through modifications in laboratories to enhance desired traits such as
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increased resistance to herbicides or improved nutritional content.
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