Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 38 - 38.3 - Concept Check - Page 838: 1


Traditional plant breeding methods involve the use of whatever genetic variation exists in a crop, so the search for new breeding possibilities involves looking for out-of-the-ordinary alleles in seed banks or far-flung locations. The technology used has generally existed for a very long time. Genetic engineering involves the use of relatively new technologies for adding genes from any (including non-plant) source to improve plants. It is more technology-intensive but opens up vast possibilities not available via conventional breeding.

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