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  3. Wednesday, November 30 2016, 09:59 PM
What is genetic manipulation? How is it useful in agricultural practices?
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Genetic manipulation: The process in which the gene for a particular character is introduced inside the chromosome of a cell. When the gene for a particular character is introduced in a plant cell, a transgenic plant is produced.
These transgenic plants exhibit characters governed by the newly introduced gene.

For example, let us assume there is a wild plant that produces small fruits. If the gene responsible for a larger fruit size is introduced in this plant, this plant becomes transgenic, and starts producing larger fruits.

It plays an important role & helps in improving crop variety. It ensures food security and insect resistant crops. It also improves the quality and yield of crops.
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