Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Role of biotechnology in crop and animal improvement for sustainable agriculture
Author(s): Kuldeep Kumar, Seema Karanwal, Rahul Kumar Meena and Sandeep Jaiswal
Abstract: Agriculture now a day is suffering from lots of problems such as changing climate, pressure for large scale production of grain, pest out break etc. Plant breeding have come out to mitigate these problems but limitation in variation, cross incompatibility etc limits its success which can be overcome by genetic engineering. The potential of gene transfer from any source to a plant and animal is its strength. Besides increasing the crop production, it has also been exploited in the field of animal biotechnology. The strength of biotechnology is increasing day by day with the advent of new technologies such as sequencing methods, transcriptome and proteome analysis techniques. Besides plants animals are also an important component of agriculture. Cloning, artificial insemination, embryo transfer, vaccine and pharmaceuticals production, organ development for transplantation etc are some of the applications in the field of animal biotechnology.
How to cite this article:
Kuldeep Kumar, Seema Karanwal, Rahul Kumar Meena and Sandeep Jaiswal. Role of biotechnology in crop and animal improvement for sustainable agriculture. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 1120-1124.