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What is genetic manipulation? How is it useful in agricultural practices?

What is genetic manipulation? How is it useful in agricultural practices?

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Harshit Singh
askIITians Faculty 5963 Points
2 years ago
Dear Student


Genetic manipulation is a process of incorporating desirable (genes) characters into crop varieties by hybridisation . This is done for production of varieties with desirable characteristics like profuse branching in fodder crops, high yielding varieties in maize, wheat, etc. Genetic manipulation is useful in developing varieties which shows:

• Better adaptability to adverse environmental conditions
• Desirable characteristics
• Increased yield
• Better quality
• Shorter and early maturity period

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