Khushboo Lucknow, 300 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 343 Points View Profile Khushboo Asked: October 30, 20212021-10-30T11:58:16+05:30 2021-10-30T11:58:16+05:30In: GENERAL What are Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? What are Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? current affairsscience & technology Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent 0 Questions 307 Answers 60 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile [Deleted User] 2021-10-30T12:01:31+05:30Added an answer on October 30, 2021 at 12:01 pm First-ever genetically modified rubber planted Context: Rubber Research Institute of India had developed a rubber plant tailored for the climatic conditions in the Northeast. What are Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? A genetically modified organism (GMO) or living modified organism (LMO), is any organism whose genetic material has been modified. Mass production of GM technology-based human insulin, vaccines, growth hormones, and other drugs has greatly facilitated the availability and access to life-saving pharmaceuticals are the results of Genetic Modification. Under this, the gene is incorporated into the DNA of crop plants using laboratory-based gene guns or agrobacterium approaches. Bt cotton is the only crop that got permission to be grown as GMO. Other crops such as Bt Brinjal, Potato are waiting for trials and clearance. Indian farmers started cultivating Bt cotton in 2002-03. About the GM rubber This is the world’s first genetically modified (GM) rubber plant tailored for the climatic conditions in the Northeast. The plant was developed at the Kerala-based Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII). This is the first time any GM crop has been developed exclusively for a particular region. Natural rubber is a native of warm humid Amazon forests and is not naturally suited for the colder conditions in the Northeast, which is one of the largest producers of rubber in India. The growth of young rubber plants remains suspended during the winter month. The GM rubber would tide over the severe cold conditions during winter, which impacts its growth. The GM rubber has additional copies of the gene MnSOD or manganese-containing superoxide dismutase. The MnSOD gene can protect plants from the adverse effects of severe environmental stresses such as cold and drought. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions Tell us about different types of Orbits. What is Pathalgadi?
First-ever genetically modified rubber planted
Rubber Research Institute of India had developed a rubber plant tailored for the climatic conditions in the Northeast.
What are Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?
About the GM rubber