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From a geneticist perspective,

what specific parts (fruit, seeds, stems, roots, etc.) of the following plants that I could alter by genetic engineering

and a) corn, b) tomatoes, c) wheat, and d) avocados.

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Explain what specific parts (fruit, seeds, stems, roots, etc.) of the following plants you would try to alter by genetic engineering:

Now, why you would want to mess around with something that's already perfect I don't know, but if we must answer this question, here goes!

Corn: What part of the corn do we eat? The kernel. What type of traits do we like in our kernels? Sweetness, tenderness, large size perhaps?, juiciness. Therefore, we might want to try to alter the corn variety in order to produce very sweet and incredibly delicious kernels. A secondary issue that might be interesting to try would ...

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The expert describes the relationship between chemistry and the characteristics of plants.

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