Biology B3.1 - Genetically Modifying Organisms

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  • Created on: 15-05-10 11:58

Genetic engineering is the same as genetic transformation. This makes a transgenic organism. If something has been genetically modified then it has had genes either added or taken away from it.

Advantages of Genetic Modification:

Easy and safe weed/pest control.

Cuts the use of toxic pesticides.

There is less damage to the environment/wildlife.

Disadvantages/Ethical concerns:

Not natural.

May harm humans.

May harm wildlife.

May transfer undesirable characteristics to undesirable organisms for example weeds that are resistant to herbicide.

Other possibilities of Genetic Modification

Drought resistance crops

Disease resistance drops

Crops that make their


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