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12th Biology 2016 Set1 Delhi Board Paper Solution

Question 16

What is a GMO ? List any five possible advantages of GMO to a farmer.

Answer

Those plants, bacteria, fungi or animals whose genes have been altered by manipulation are called Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
Advantages :

Tolerance to abiotic stresses like cold, drought, salt, heat etc.  Reduce reliance on chemical pesticides.  Reduced post harvest losses. Increased efficiency of mineral usage by plants. Enhanced nutritional value. To create tailor made plants.