Genetic Engineering - Application in Agriculture Introduction The process of manually adding new DNA to an organism is called genetic engineering, and also being termed as recombinant DNA technology, which aims to add one or more new traits that are not found in that organism naturally (Nebraska, 2001). One of the examples of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is agriculture plants. GM foods are used to term the foods which are produces from or using GMOs. Why are GM foods produced? The main reason of producing GMOs is to greatly reduce the risk of cops being lost due to extreme weather conditions and also to improve the crop productions.
Flowchart of Steps Followed in Getting the result of the experiment The first step was done to let the researchers be prepared for the experiment. The second step was than so that the Mongo seeds can be planted and the third step was done to let the researchers know which place can be good for the growth of plants because if not all the seed grew properly it means that the area really affects the growth of plants. The fourth step was done to let the Mongo seeds grow in a polluted and in a non-polluted place. The fifth step was done to let the Mongo seeds grow. The sixth and seventh steps was done to have an exact result of the place and which place affects the growth of plants.
Seed germination is crucial when looking at a seed's life. It is the beginning of its existence and plays a key role in how the seed will grow from there on out. When looking at seed germination dealing with various salt concentrations, the outcome of the experiment can result in many factors. If salt concentrations affect the rate of seed germination, then a positive control of water would germinate faster than the affected seeds with various diluted salt concentrations. In the end, the effect of the assorted salt concentrations does tend to slow down the rate of germination with all of the different concentrations.
A justification of why the data is being used? • The reason for why the data is being used is because we want to see how quickly duckweed can reproduce and if the habitat that it grows in has an effect on how fast or how slow it will grow as well as to see how fast it will spread due to the habitat that they are growing in. What you plan to do with the data collected? • When we check the data we will plot it onto a graph that shows the growth of the duckweed, and to see how many plants have grown during the time space given compared to the number of plants that we started with. How the data will be analyzed?
New kinds of foods called genetically modified organisms, also known as GMOs, has been creating a revolution in the American market for the past several years. Scientists today are able to produce new foods by transferring genes from one organism into another specie. This technique has been developed to improve the shelf life, nutritional content, flavor, color, and texture of foods. While true, people argue that Organic foods are healthier and more beneficial to the human body and the planet than GMOs. Organic foods are described to be grown in gardens, unprocessed, and unrefined.
The mode of dispersal is an important trait in a plant and vital for its fitness. The exploitation of new sites and reduced competition with closely related individuals are the general benefits with seed dispersal (Lengyel et al., 2010). There are several hypotheses about the specific benefits experienced from myrmecochory for the plant. Directed dispersal is one of them; the ants move the seeds to a place more suitable for the seed than if it were distributed at random, maybe because of high nutrient levels close to the ant nest or specific conditions in the nest. Predator avoidance is another; when the ants carry the seeds away and maybe bury them, seed predators will have a smaller chance of finding them.
(APECSEC.org. 2015.) There are many more advantages and disadvantages which I am going to outline further in my research. I have decided to investigate further in tomatoes which are genetically modified(GM) crops and research if the advantages of genetic engineering are more important than the dangers it may pose to humans and the environment REVIEW OF LITERATURE 1.1.
Hydration helps radicle protrusion through the seed coat and shortens the time to seed germination. It also improved seed performance might be attributable in part to the decreased lipid peroxidation and increased antioxidative activities during seed
Since techniques have become more precise and readily available, it opens the possibility of creating new species and completely altering a species. But with that come environmental and health concerns? By creating a new organism and releasing it into the wild, could another species be entirely eradicated? Does human consumption of genetically modified organisms affect humans in any way? All these questions are valid and should be highly researched with each new genetically modified organism, however, the benefit of genetic engineering out weight the
THE BENEFITS OF GENETICALLY MODIEFIED FOOD GMO means genetically modified organisms, in this essay I will focus on genetically modified food and its benefits. Genetically modified food is genetically improved food which changes the crop or the plant to have something they don't have usually. For example it could make a crop have some nutrients the they didn't usually have or they you could make some the plant resistant to herbicides. People usually don't like the GMO because they think of it as chemicals and side effects. The genetically modified food helps the people through increase the economy, it also improves the environment and may be the health to the in habitants and the plants themselves.