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(Transgenic plants)

1.Briefly describe this biotechnology application.
2.How is it used today.
3.Based upon the definition of biotechnology, describe how this biotechnology application is an example of biotechnology.

4.What benefits are derived from this application?

5.Are there any concerns or negative impacts associated with this use of biotechnology? Why or why not?

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1.Briefly describe this biotechnology application.
Transgenic plants possess a gene or genes that have been transferred from a different species. It refers to insertion of DNA by recombinant DNA technology. The objective is to design plants with specific characteristics by artificial insertion of genes from other species.
Gene transfer methods in plants
There are two kinds of gene transfer methods in plants:
1. Vector-mediated or indirect gene transfer: Ti plasmid form soil bacteria Agrobacterium tumefaciens is used as it has a capacity to get inserted into the eukaryotic genome. It is used as vector the for the insertion of the desired gene in the plant.

2. Vectorless or direct gene transfer: In the direct gene transfer methods, the foreign of interest is delivered into the host plant cells without the help of vector. Some of the common methods of direct gene transfer in plants are Chemical mediated gene transfer, Microinjection, Electroporation, Particle gun etc.
2.How is it used today.
Transgenic plants are primarily used for the preparation of GM foods (genetically modified food).
3.Based upon the definition of ...

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This job discusses transgenic plants.