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Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 7, Issue 3: September 2018
Page (s) : 242-244
Date of Publication
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Article Type : Research Note
Online : 10-Oct-2018
Role of Biotechnology in Horticulture: A Review
S. N. Sharma*
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To provide food for all is big challenge. Therefore, new management strategies and technologies are needed to meet the needs of food for a huge population. With significant increase in population the demand of fruits and vegetables also increases. This challenge can be well taken care of by using novel biotechnological means. Genetic engineering is one of the emerging modern biotechnological tool which consist of genetic manipulation, is based on recombinant DNA technology. Marker assisted breeding is used in efficient introgression of important genes into various crops, which helps in easier and faster selection of desired traits. Herbicide resistant crops has been developed by transferring the gene encoding EPSPS from glyphosate-resistant E. coli into plants such as Soybean, Tobacco, Petunias led to increase in crop yields

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Sharma S.N. (2018). Role of biotechnology in horticulture: A review. HortFlora Res. Spectrum,(3): 242-244
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