What is Agricultural Biotechnology?
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Gallo-Meagher, Maria, and Stephen G. Fulford. 2003. “What Is Agricultural Biotechnology? SS-AGR-191/AG196, 5/2003”. EDIS 2003 (10). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-ag196-2003.


Biotechnology, specifically genetic engineering, is the manipulation of an organism's DNA in order to direct that organism to perform a specific and useful task. This is usually accomplished by transferring a section of DNA, or gene, from one organism to another. In agriculture, plant biotechnology is used for crop improvement. This document is SS-AGR-191, one of a series of the Agronomy Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Published May 2003. 


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