This topic covers the principles and practice of plant genetics, tissue culture and transgenesis and their use as both tools for plant science and mechanisms by which a crop plant can be improved for food production. It will focus on how this technology is being used to improve food quality and nutrition, plant responses to abiotic and biotic stress, and the manufacture of biotechnology-related products in plants. It will discuss the use of all technologies in plant improvement within the broader debate of genetic modification and food security.
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