Qwe can see that weeds or etc which are harmful in farming are also earning resistance towords our pesticides or weedicides but we our plants cant earn resistance like that
Question submitted By: varunsrichinwe can see that weeds or etc which are harmful in farming are also earning resistance towords our pesticides or weedicides but we our plants cant earn resistance like that
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Posted on March 28, 2017
Response from: Allan Wenck, Head of US Trait Validation Operations, Bayer • on June 12, 2017
Thanks for the question, which I will address in two ways here. 1. What are three ways that organisms are modified by scientists? Here I will focus only on plants. a. Agrobacterium: Agrobacterium tumefaciens (Agro) is a naturally occurring soil organism that causes a disease in plants called crown gall disease. In the late 1970s, Mary-Dell Chilton discovered that Agro actually transfers genes (DNA) from the Agro to the plant cell, where it becomes integrated into the plant... Read More
Are there already virioids discovered or can be artificially designed, which have harmful effects for humans or insects?
Posted on December 1, 2016
Response from: Allan Felsot, Professor and Extension Specialist, Washington State University • on June 12, 2017
Viroids are very small pieces of circular RNA that have the potential of causing plant diseases. These entities are infectious agents that are different from viruses because they have no protein coat encircling their genetic material. Thus far, viroids are only known to be effective infectious agents in plants. Viroids have not been associated with any animal disease, and they have not been found in animal cells and tissues. Biotechnological tools are being used in... Read More
Posted on July 21, 2017
Response from: Tamika Sims, PhD, Director, Food Technology Communications, IFIC • on May 25, 2017
To feed the world, we need to reduce food waste, while increasing the yield of food in a sustainable way on land already dedicated to agriculture—and GMOs can help! Genetically modified (GM) foods provide a nutritional and safe alternate to conventionally produced foods. However, the GM food (or GMO) may have an undesired characteristic removed from it (example: for longer shelf life, such as Artic Apples, which do no brown after slicing) OR a characteristic can be introduced to aid in... Read More