As well as increasing nutrient content as in golden rice, other traits of crop plants are also...

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As well as increasing nutrient content as in golden rice, other traits of crop plants are also desirable. For each of the following traits, suggest features that could be desirable in terms of increasing yield:

(a) Grain size or number:

(b) maturation rate:

(c) pest resistance

GMOs:

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) contain DNA from another species. Specific genes associated with a desirable trait are isolated from one organism and carefully inserted into another using genetic engineering tools. The inserted genes can then function to create the desirable trait in the genetically modified organism. Golden rice is one example of a GMO that has been engineered to produce a precursor to vitamin A.

Answer and Explanation:

a) Increased grain size or increased grain number would overall increase the biomass that can be harvested and eaten.

b) Maturation rate could be...

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