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Complete the circles based on applications of Genetic Engineering


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Genetic engineering is the process of introducing desirable genes into a crop that normally do not possess them. These new plants whose genes are modified are called transgenic plants. Desirable traits can be given to the plants such as :


l Herbicide resistance


l Increased photosynthetic ability involving better utilization of sunlight, especially during less sunny days


l Improving their ability to fix nitrogen from the soil without dependence on microorganisms which are mainly responsible for converting atmospheric nitrogen into an absorbable form for plants


l Oil seeds such as soya seeds when rich in PUFA (healthy fat) helps patients suffering from heart disease


l Increased size of storage roots, seeds, and vegetables which would provide more calories and nutrients


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