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Answer the Following Question. List Any Four Ways by Which Gmos Have Been Useful for Enhanced Crop Output. - Biology

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Answer the following question.
List any four ways by which GMOs have been useful for enhanced crop output.

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Solution

The four ways by which GMO's have been useful for enhanced crop output are -

  • Genetically modified crops are more tolerant to abiotic stress, which can be in the form of cold, drought, heat or salt.
  • Crops that are made pest-resistant through genetic modification have reduced dependence on chemical pesticides.
  • Genetic modification of crops has reduced post-harvest losses.
  • Genetic modification has helped in increasing the efficiency of mineral usage by plants. It has helped in maintaining the fertility of the soil for a longer duration.
Concept: Biotechnological Applications in Agriculture
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