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Date:4/26/2012

ech Crops Cultivation Zooms in South Africa 27

Table 6: Percentage Share Breakdown of Biotech Maize by Type

(2011) in South Africa 28

 

Table 7: Percentage Share Breakdown of Biotech Cotton by Type

(2011) in South Africa 28

Uruguayan Community Resist GM Plants 28

GM Crop Adoption Rate Grows Exponentially in Brazil 28

 

5. GENETIC ENGINEERING: AN OVERVIEW 29

The Concept 29

Molecular Basics - The Gene 30

Genome - The Information Pool 30

Evolution of Genetic Engineering 30

Historical Developments in Genetic Engineering: 31

The Human Genome Project 31

Significant Events in the Past 32

Gene Therapy 32

Types of Gene Therapy 33

Monogenic Gene Therapy 33

Suicide Gene Therapy 33

Antisense Gene Therapy 33

Human Genetic Engineering 33

Genetic Engineering in Animals 33

Role of Biotechnology in Agriculture 34

Insect Resistant Crops Vs. Herbicide Tolerant Crops 34

Some Interesting GM Crop Facts 35

Myths and Fads Associated to Genetically Engineered Crops 35

Improvement of Genetic Characters in Wheat 36

Agrobacterium tumifaciens Mediated Transformation 36

The Biolistic Transformation Method 37

Genetically Modified Foods 37

GM Food Faces Worldwide Criticism During Initial Years 37

Benefits of Genetically Modified Foods 38

Pest Resistance 39

Cold Tolerance 39

Herbicide Tolerance 39

Drought and Salinity Tolerance 39

Disease Resistance 39

Phytoremediation 40

Nutrition 40

Pharmaceuticals 40

Negative Impacts of GM Foods 40

Possibility of Crosspollination 40

Decreased Pesticides Effectiveness 40

Unintentional Destruction of Other Species 41

Health Concerns Related to GM Foods 41

Cost Concerns Related to GM Foods 41

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