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Can You Suggest a Method to Remove Oil (Hydrocarbon) from Seeds Based on Your Understanding of Rdna Technology and Chemistry of Oil - CBSE (Science) Class 12 - Biology

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Can you suggest a method to remove oil (hydrocarbon) from seeds based on your understanding of rDNA technology and chemistry of oil?

Solution 1

Recombinant DNA technology (rDNA) is a technique used for manipulating the genetic material of an organism to obtain the desired result. For example, this technology is used for removing oil from seeds. The constituents of oil are glycerol and fatty acids. Using rDNA, one can obtain oilless seeds by preventing the synthesis of either glycerol or fatty acids. This is done by removing the specific gene responsible for the synthesis.

Solution 2

The genes for the formation of oil in the seed should be identified. The appropriate genes should be removed with the help of restriction endonucleases. Such DNA should then be treated with DNA ligases to make seal DNA at the broken ends. These cells when grown aseptically on nutrient medium will differentiate into a new plant whose seeds will not have oil in them.

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 NCERT Solution for Biology Textbook for Class 12 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 12: Biotechnology and its Applications
Q: 7 | Page no. 216

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