Plantas transgênicas resistentes aos herbicidas: situação e perspectivas

Plantas transgênicas resistentes aos herbicidas: situação e perspectivas,10.1590/S0006-87052005000400002,Bragantia,Patrícia Andréa Monquero

Plantas transgênicas resistentes aos herbicidas: situação e perspectivas  
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RESISTANT TRANSGENIC PLANTS TO THE HERBICIDE: SITUATION AND PERSPECTIVES Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or transgenic may be plants, animals or microorganisms that have DNA inserted into their cells from another organism. In some cases, this organism may be from a other individue of the same species, or from another species with which they would not normally cross-breed. The use of genetic modification in plant breeding aims to: increase crop yields beyond the maximum for existing varieties; reduce post-harvest losses; make crops more tolerant to environment stresses; make crops that use efficiently nitrogen and phosphorous; improve nutritional value of foods; produce plants that are resistant to certain herbicide, pests or diseases; develop alternative resources for industry such as fuels and pharmaceuticals. Many consumers are concerned that genetic modification isn't natural and believe that conventional breeding is better than GMOs because it follows the principles of natural selection, or uses natural mutations. However, it is also possible to produce undesirable
Journal: Bragantia , vol. 64, no. 4, 2005
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