Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Applications of Biotechnology in agriculture

Applications of biotechnology in agriculture: There are many uses of biotechnology in various fields such as medicine, food industry, pharmaceutical industry and more. Out of this, It also plays in important role in agriculture. So let us check it out some of the applications of biotechnology in agriculture which are as follows.

  1. Diseases resistant crops can be made using biotechnology.
  2. Plant which are grown using biotechnology are used in production of various biopharmaceuticals to treat various disease.
  3. Plants are also used to create antibiotics which can be used for both animals and humans.
  4. Plants can be made which are resistant to various environmental stresses such as cold, heat or drought.
  5. Improves yield of crops by introducing various genes which are resistant to insects and are tolerance to herbicides.
  6. Nutritional value of plants can be increased by biotechnology.
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