Assignment-2 SCI 115.077GA063-1132-001 Introduction to Biology

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Genetically modified crops are defined as crops whose genome has been modified by genetic engineering (Starr, Evers & Starr, 2013). Modern biotechnology has focused on genetic manipulation for agriculture, horticulture, environmental remediation, medicine and forensic science (Mannion, 2012). Though each of these strides is significant, agriculture is the most significant because in 1996, genetically modified crops, notably soybean, maize, canola, and cotton, were first grown commercially. In 2010 they occupied 148 million ha in 29 countries, mostly in the Americas and Asia (Mannion, 2012).

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Genetically modified crop plants Tashia BusseyAssignment # 2Strayer UniversitySCI 115.077GA063-1132-001Introduction to BiologyProfessor Larry Smith03/04/2013Genetically Modified CropsBiological BasisGenetically modified crops are defined as crops whose genome has been modified by genetic engineering (Starr, Evers & Starr, 2013). Modern biotechnology has focused on genetic manipulation for agriculture, horticulture, environmental remediation, medicine and forensic science (Mannion, 2012). Though each of these strides is significant, agriculture is the most significant because in 1996, genetically modified crops, notably soybean, maize, canola, and cotton, were first grown commercially. In 2010 they occupied 148 million ha in 29 countries, mostly in the Americas and Asia (Mannion, 2012). Though genetically modifying the genome is the basic process of creating genetically modified crops, the environment and the ability to channel nutrients, water, and light into the crop plants is extremely viable to the success of the genetically modified crops. It is stated that, Traditional plant breeding involving cross breeding between individuals of a species or its close relatives to produce hybrids, soil preparation, weed, insect and disease control and water management are all employed to maximize crop production (Mannion, 2012). Because the process has so much science involved, there are advantages and disadvantages to the process. Scientis

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