GM Crops

GM Crops

Author: Lisa-Marie Rauschendorfer


What are the Advantages of Genetically Modified (GM) Crops?

The products of plant biotechnology are divided in two traits, according to their benefit:


GM Crops Input Output Traits benefit ChemistryViews ChemViews


Development in GM Crop Agriculture

Since the mid-1980s it has been possible to modify the genes of crops in the lab and to specifically introduce desired properties.

GM Crops Timescale Development ChemistryViews ChemViews

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How to Make GM Crops

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Risks and Questions

GM Crops Risks and Questions ChemistryViews ChemViews



  1. Ulrich Lüttge, Manfred Kluge, Botanik – Die einführende Biologie der Pflanzen, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2012.
  2. Michael Wink, Molekulare Biotechnologie, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2011.
  3. German Plant Breeders´ Association – Methods, German Plant Breeders´Association, April 2013.


Also of Interest

An Introduction to Molecular Biotechnology,
Michael Wink,
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2011.
ISBN 978-3-527-32637-2





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