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Golden rice is a promising transgenic crop. When released for cultivation, it will help in

  • alleviation of vitamin A deficiency

  • pest resistance

  • herbicide tolerance

  • producing a petrol-like fuel from rice


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alleviation of vitamin A deficiency

A plant in which a gene has been transferred through genetic engineering is called a transgenic plant and the gene, so transferred is called a transgene. Golden rice is a promising transgenic crop which when released for cultivation will help in alleviation of vitamin A deficiency.

A plant in which a gene has been transferred through genetic engineering is called a transgenic plant and the gene, so transferred is called a transgene. Golden rice is a promising transgenic crop which when released for cultivation will help in alleviation of vitamin A deficiency.


What was the aim of white revolution ?

Increased milk production.

Who is called the Father of White revolution ?

Dr. V. Kurien.

Explain why Inbreeding cannot be continued for long .

Inbreeding if continued causes Inbreeding depression that means  productivity and fertility of the organisms is eventually reduced. Inbreeding produces homozygous condition and exposes harmful recessive genes.

Define the livestock.

Domesticated animals reared using agricultural practices for the production of milk, hide, flesh, etc for human use.

Give one example of each of indigenous and exotic milch breeds of cow.

Indigenous breed : Sahiwal;
Exotic breed : Brown swiss.