Agricultural biotechnology

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Agricultural biotechnology, also known as agritech, is an area of agricultural science involving the use of scientific tools and techniques, including genetic engineering, molecular markers, molecular diagnostics, vaccines, and tissue culture, to modify living organisms: plants, animals, and microorganisms.[1] Crop Biotechnology is one aspect of Agricultural Biotechnology which has been greatly developed upon in recent times. Desired trait are exported from a particular species of Crop to an entirely different species. These Transgene crops possess desirable characteristics in terms of flavor, color of flowers, growth rate, size of harvested products and resistance to diseases and pests.


  1. ^ "What is Agricultural Biotechnology?" (PDF). Cornell University. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 

2. Momoh James Osamede (2016). Crop Biotechnology in Nigeria. Procedure for Postgraduate workshop, UNIBEN, Nigeria 27 April, 2016. BENIN CITY , Nigeria