Year: 2017 | Month: April-June | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 31-33
Biotechnology in Agriculture – A Review
Sunil Jayant Kulkarni
DattaMeghe College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Majority of the population in developing countries earns their livelihood by agriculture. Food scarcity is one of the major problems faced by developed countries like India. The agriculture based economy like India depends on rain and other natural factors. The optimum use of available resources is key to development. Many modern fertilizers, liquid fertilizers are being explored for optimum use and economy. Biotechnology plays important role in the development of new breeds of plants and animals. The hybridization can be used to produce the new seed variety with maximum productivity. Studies by various researchers show that the issues such as food shortages, a burdened economy, political instability and poor environmental sustainability have badly affected green revolution and gene revolution.
Keywords: Monoclonal antibodies, environmental sustainability, molecular techniques, genetic transformation.