NEET Botany Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production Questions Solved

NEET - 2012

Consumption of which one of the following foods can prevent the kind of blindness associated with vitamin-A deficiency ?

(a) Flaver savr tomato

(b) Canolla

(c) Golden rice

(d) Bt-brinjal

(c) Golden rice is a variety of Oryza sativa(rice) produced through genetic engineering to biosynthesize Beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin-A in the edible part of rice (i.e., endosperm). The research that led to golden rice was conducted with the goal of helping children who suffer from vitamin-A deficiency. Because many children in countries where there is a dietary deficiency in vitamin-A rely on rice as a staple food, the genetic modification of rice to produce the vitamin-A precursor beta-carotene is seen as a simple and less expensive alternative to vitamin supplements.

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