NEET Botany Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production Questions Solved

NEET - 2006

Golden rice is a promising transgenic crop. When released for cultivation, it will help in:

(a) alleviation of vitamin- A deficiency

(b) pest resistance

(c) herbicide tolerance

(d) producing a petrol-like fuel from rice

(a) A plant in which a gene has been transferred through genetic engineering is called a transgenic plant and the gene, so transferred is called a transgene. Golden rice is a promising transgenic crop which when released for cultivation will help in alleviation of vitamin A deficiency.

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