Transposable Elements

Genetic engineering in plants

Transgenic Plants With Foreign Genes

Because of their economic significance in agriculture, many plants have been the subject of genetic analysis aimed at developing improved varieties. Recombinant DNA technology has introduced a new dimension to this effort because the genome modifications made possible by this technology are almost limitless. No longer is genetic diversity achieved solely by selecting variants within a given species. DNA can now be introduced from other species of plants, animals, or even bacteria. In response...