By National Research Council, Board on Agriculture, Committee on a National Strategy for Biotechnology in Agriculture
Biotechnology deals super strength for bettering crop creation, animal agriculture, and bioprocessing. it might supply scientists with new how one can increase higher-yielding and extra nutritious crop kinds, to enhance resistance to ailment, or to lessen the necessity for inputs of fertilizers and different pricey agricultural chemical compounds. This e-book explores the USA' skill to unravel very important agricultural difficulties, successfully use cash and institutional buildings to aid biotechnology learn for agriculture, educate researchers in new medical parts, successfully move expertise, and control and try recombinant DNA organisms within the box.
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Initially, 5–10 selected, already-existing publicly owned field stations should be available as an option for environmental release testing, professionally managed by an oversight committee of public sector scientists with expertise in agronomy, ecology, plant pathology, entomology, microbiology, molecular biosciences, and public health. This interim program should be designed to gain scientific information and practical experience with field testing and to protect the public safety. The current lack of adequate regulatory procedures is halting progress in applying biotechnologies to agriculture.
Please use the print version of this publication as the authoritative version for attribution. html SCIENTIFIC ASPECTS 25 One plant gene that has been isolated, cloned, and transferred is for the sulfur-rich protein found in the Brazil nut, Berthalletia excelsa. This protein contains large amounts of two nutritionally important sulfur-containing amino acids: methionine and cysteine. These are the very nutrients in which legumes, such as soybeans, are deficient. If the sulfur-rich protein gene were transferred into soybeans, it might enhance this legume's role as a protein source throughout the world.
These new methods will give breeders unparalleled precision in manipulating desired traits, and at the same time, they will speed up the process. In the long-term, they may open the door to interspecies gene transfers. Some applications of biotechnology, such as using monoclonal antibodies as diagnostic aids, have already occurred in animal Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files.
Agricultural Biotechnology: Strategies for National Competitiveness by National Research Council, Board on Agriculture, Committee on a National Strategy for Biotechnology in Agriculture