Genome editing is a way of making specific changes to the DNA of a cell or organism. Genome editing has been used in agriculture to genetically modify crops to improve their yields and resistance to disease and drought. It can be used to change the DNA in plant cell to understand their biology and how they work and to fight against diseases in plants. Crop Improvement involves in the engineering of plants done for the benefit of humanity. It can be achieved by three steps- Selection, Isolation and Breeding. Gene editing is the insertion, deletion or replacement of DNA at a specific site in the genome of an organism or cell which can be done with the help of molecular scissors. Genetically Modified crops have been developed to resist abiotic stresses, such as extreme temperature, drought or salinity, and biotic stresses, such as pathogens, insects etc. and to increase the crop yield.
- Track 1-1 Transgenic technology
- Track 2-2 Multiplex Automated Genomic Engineering
- Track 3-3 Gene Editing
- Track 4-4 Analysis of Crop Performance
- Track 5-5 Genetically Modified Crops
- Track 6-6 Ethical and Safety Concerns
- Track 7-7 Endogenous gene labelling