Agricultural Biotechnology: Strategies for National by National Research Council, Board on Agriculture, Committee

Agricultural Biotechnology: Strategies for National by National Research Council, Board on Agriculture, Committee

By National Research Council, Board on Agriculture, Committee on a National Strategy for Biotechnology in Agriculture

Biotechnology bargains super capability for bettering crop construction, animal agriculture, and bioprocessing. it may possibly supply scientists with new how you can boost higher-yielding and extra nutritious crop types, to enhance resistance to ailment, or to lessen the necessity for inputs of fertilizers and different dear agricultural chemical compounds. This booklet explores the USA' skill to resolve vital agricultural difficulties, successfully use money and institutional constructions to help biotechnology examine for agriculture, educate researchers in new medical parts, successfully move know-how, and control and try recombinant DNA organisms within the box.

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Instead, they offer new techniques for manipulating the genes of plants, animals, and microorganisms. Biotechnology tools complement, rather than replace, the traditional methods used to enhance agricultural productivity and build on a base of understanding derived from traditional studies in biology, genetics, physiology, and biochemistry. Biotechnology has opened an exciting frontier in agriculture. The new techniques provided by biotechnology are relatively fast, highly specific, and resource efficient.

In the last few years, we have begun to transform ideas into practical applications. For instance, scientists have learned to genetically alter certain crops to increase their tolerance to certain herbicides. Biotechnology has been used to design and develop safer and Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files.

However, the tools of biotechnology can speed up the process by helping researchers screen generations of plants for a specific trait or work more quickly and precisely to transfer a trait. These tools give breeders and genetic engineers access to a wider universe of traits from which to select. Although powerful, the process is not simple. Typically, researchers must be able to isolate the gene of interest, insert it into a plant cell, induce the transformed cell to grow into an entire plant, and then make sure the gene is appropriately expressed.

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