Explain Biotechnology in agriculture.
Biotechnology has been discovered to meet the growing food demand of the ever increasing population. Biological systems or their products are used in large scale in this method. Bio-technologies have led to the improvement in the quality providing high resistance to diseases and also to the adverse environmental conditions. Scientists use plant cells or seeds or root stocks to grow plants. Tissue culture methods also enable us to get true breeding types. Genetic engineering i.e. altering material of a particular plant by the substitution or addition of new genetic material from some other plants. These were some applications of biotechnology which have helped in plant improvement.
Biotechnology has also helped in the improvement of animal breeds. This introduction of biotechnology will prove to be boom to all the futuristic global agricultural strategies.