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History of genetic engineering Nature and traditional agriculture[ edit ] Multiple natural mechanisms allow gene flow from one species to another. A hybrid cereal grain was created inby crossing wheat and rye.
The first plant produced in that way came inan antibiotic-resistant tobacco plant. It had a longer shelf life, because it took longer to soften after ripening. In the leaders of the three research teams that first applied genetic engineering to crops, Robert FraleyMarc Van Montagu and Mary-Dell Chiltonwere awarded the World Food Prize for improving the "quality, quantity or availability" of food in the world.
Genetic engineering techniques Plants Solanum chacoense being transformed using agrobacterium Genetically engineered crops have genes added or removed using genetic engineering techniques,  originally including gene gunselectroporationmicroinjection and agrobacterium.
Gene guns also known as biolistics "shoot" direct high energy particles or radiations against  target genes into plant cells. It is the most common method. DNA is bound to tiny particles of gold or tungsten which are subsequently shot into plant tissue or single plant cells under high pressure.
The accelerated particles penetrate both the cell wall and membranes. This method has been applied successfully for many cultivated crops, especially monocots like wheat or maize, for which transformation using Agrobacterium tumefaciens has been less successful.
Agrobacterium tumefaciens -mediated transformation is another common technique. Agrobacteria are natural plant parasites. To create a suitable environment for themselves, these Agrobacteria insert their genes into plant hosts, resulting in a proliferation of modified plant cells near the soil level crown gall.
The genetic information for tumor growth is encoded on a mobile, circular DNA fragment plasmid. When used in genetic engineering the bacterial T-DNA is removed from the bacterial plasmid and replaced with the desired foreign gene.
The bacterium is a vectorenabling transportation of foreign genes into plants.
This method works especially well for dicotyledonous plants like potatoes, tomatoes, and tobacco. Agrobacteria infection is less successful in crops like wheat and maize. Electroporation is used when the plant tissue does not contain cell walls.
In this technique, "DNA enters the plant cells through miniature pores which are temporarily caused by electric pulses. Introducing new genes into plants requires a promoter specific to the area where the gene is to be expressed.
For instance, to express a gene only in rice grains and not in leaves, an endosperm -specific promoter is used. The codons of the gene must be optimized for the organism due to codon usage bias. Types of modifications[ edit ] Transgenic[ edit ] Transgenic plants have genes inserted into them that are derived from another species.
The inserted genes can come from species within the same kingdom plant to plant or between kingdoms for example, bacteria to plant.
In many cases the inserted DNA has to be modified slightly in order to correctly and efficiently express in the host organism. Transgenic plants are used to express proteins like the cry toxins from B.
Some breeders and scientists argue that cisgenic modification is useful for plants that are difficult to crossbreed by conventional means such as potatoesand that plants in the cisgenic category should not require the same regulatory scrutiny as transgenics.
InChinese researcher Gao Caixia filed patents on the creation of a strain of wheat that is resistant to powdery mildew.
The strain lacks genes that encode proteins that repress defenses against the mildew. The researchers deleted all three copies of the genes from wheat's hexaploid genome. No field trials were immediately planned.Latest environmental news, features and updates.
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