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What are the various advantages of using genetically modified plants to increase the overall yield of the crop?

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The various advantages of using genetically modified plants to increase the overall yield of the crop are:

i) Genetically modified plants are more resistant towards abiotic stresses like climate, temperature and pH changes. Thus, the plants are able to grow normally in unfavourable conditions.


ii) Genetically modified plants can give more yield of products. GM crops has proved to produce higher food crop yield as compared to normal crops.


iii) Genetically modified plants are more resistant towards pests and insects which helps in producing better crops which are disease-resistant.


iv) Genetically modified plants are used for growing crops with higher nutritional values in starch, proteins, vitamins, etc. Thus, these crops are commercially more preferred due to their increased nutritional value.


v) Genetically modified plants have products i.e., fruits or vegetables with a much longer shelf life. Thus, these plants can be used to produce fruits or vegetables which can be kept for a longer period of time before they start to degrade and rot.


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