Transgenic Plants

Over the last 30 years, the field of genetic engineering has developed rapidly due to the greater understanding of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) as the chemical double helix code from which genes are made. The term genetic engineering is used to describe the process by which the genetic makeup of an organism can be altered using “recombinant DNA technology.” This involves the use of laboratory tools to insert, alter, or cut out pieces of DNA that contain one or more genes of interest. Genetic engineering techniques are used only when all other techniques have been exhausted, i.e. when the trait to be introduced is not present in the germplasm of the crop; the trait is very difficult to improve by conventional breeding methods; and when it will take a very long time to introduce and/or improve such trait in the crop by conventional breeding methods Although there are many diverse and complex techniques involved in genetic engineering, its basic principles are reasonably simple. There are five major steps in the development of a genetically engineered crop. But for every step, it is very important to know the biochemical and physiological mechanisms of action, regulation of gene expression, and safety of the gene and the gene product to be utilized. There has been a consistent increase in the global area planted to transgenic crops from 1996 to 2012. About 170 million hectares was planted in 2012 to transgenic crops with high market value, such as herbicide tolerant soybean, maize, cotton, and canola; insect resistant maize, cotton, potato, and rice; and virus resistant squash and papaya. With genetic engineering, more than one trait can be incorporated or stacked into a plant. Transgenic crops with combined traits are also available commercially. These include herbicide tolerant and insect resistant maize and cotton.

  • Genetic materials of plant cells
  • Restriction enzymes
  • Plant transformation and transformation vectors
  • PCR and hybridization techniques
  • Mendelian genetics to molecular biology

Related Conference of Transgenic Plants

March 20-22, 2017

8th World Congress and Expo on Cell & Stem Cell Research

Orlando, Florida, USA
June 19-20, 2017

2nd International Conference on Bioscience

London, UK
July 03-05, 2017

7th World Summit on Plant Genomics

Bangkok, Thailand
July 20-22, 2017

15th Asia-Pacific Biotechnology Congress

Melbourne, Australia
August 10-12, 2017

3rd Annual Congress on Bioscience

Beijing, China
August 23-24 , 2017

6th International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

San Francisco, California ,USA
August 23-24, 2017

3rd International Conference & Exhibition on Tissue Preservation and Biobanking

(10 Plenary Forums - 1 Event)
San Francisco, California, USA
September 14-15, 2017

2nd World Congress on HUMAN GENETICS

Edinburgh, Scotland
September 21-22, 2017

International Conference on Clinical and Medical Genetics

Toronto, Canada
September 25-27, 2017

17th Euro Biotechnology Congress

Berlin, Germany
September 19-21, 2016

11th World Congress on Biotechnology

New Delhi, India
September 27-28, 2017

Annual Summit on Cell Therapy and Molecular Medicine


(10 Plenary Forums - 1Event)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
September 27-28, 2017

Annual Summit on Cell Signaling and Cancer Therapy


(10 Plenary Forums - 1Event)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Oct 19-20, 2017

Bio America 2017

New York, USA
October 19-20, 2017

18th Biotechnology Congress

New York, USA
October 23-24, 2017

10th World Congress on Stem Cell and Biobanking

Osaka, Japan
November 02-03, 2017

2nd World Congress on Human Genetics & Genetic Disorders

Toronto, Canada
December 04-05, 2017

2nd World Biotechnology Congress


(10 Plenary Forums - 1Event)
Sao Paulo, Brazil
December 11-12, 2017

3rd World Bio Summit & Expo

Dubai, UAE

Transgenic Plants Conference Speakers

Recommended Sessions

Related Journals

Are you interested in