Q. 3

Highlight any four areas where genetic modification of plants has been useful.

Answer :

Genetic modification of plants has been very useful in the following areas:

i) Genetically modified plants are more resistant towards abiotic stresses like climate, temperature and pH changes.


ii) Genetically modified plants can give more product yield. GM crops can produce higher yield of food crops. And it also increases the shelf-life of fruits and vegetables.


iii) Genetically modified plants are more resistant towards pests and insects which help in the production of better pest resistant crops.


iv) Genetically modified plants are used to grow crops with higher nutritional values like starch, proteins, vitamins.


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