Agronomy and Horticulture Department

 

Title

Basic Biotechnology

Date of this Version

2019

Document Type

Article

Citation

Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary Lesson

Development of this lesson was supported in part by USDA Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems (IFAFS) and the Cooperative State Research, Education, & Extension Service, U.S. Dept of Agriculture under Agreement Number 00-52100-9710. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Comments

Copyright © 2019 Jennifer Flak and Julie Albrecht. Used by permission.

This project was supported in part by the National Research Initiative Competitive Grants CAP project 2011-68002-30029 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, administered by the University of California-Davis and by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Undergraduate Education, National SMETE Digital Library Program, Award #0938034, administered by the University of Nebraska. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USDA or NSF.

Abstract

An introduction to traditional cross-breeding and genetic engineering of plants, and to biotechnology.

Objectives - Basic Biotechnology

After completing Nutrition Basic Biotechnology, participants should be able to:

  • Describe one similarity between traditional cross-breeding and genetic engineering of plants.
  • Give two limitations that are encountered with traditional cross-breeding of plants.
  • Explain why genetic engineering is not limited in the same way as traditional cross-breeding.
  • Define biotechnology in broad terms.
  • List three plant applications of biotechnology.
  • List the three areas of nutritional profiles that have been improved with biotechnology.

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