Breeding and Biotechnology

State Council of Educational Research and Training, Tamil Nadu (2020) Breeding and Biotechnology. [Teaching/Learning Resource]

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Plant breeding is the art of developing economically important plants with superior quality. Animal husbandry involves the breeding of animals. It aims at improving the genotypes of animals to make them more useful to the welfare of mankind.This emphasizes domestication and propagation of animals,under controlled conditions to enhance food production and food quality. Another breakthrough was the emergence of biotechnology as an entity of modern biology, which paved way to develop advanced healthcare products, diagnostic kits and food production to improve the quality of human life.

Item Type: Teaching/Learning Resource
Program: A publication under Free Textbook Programme of Government of Tamil Nadu
Learning outcomes: At the end of this lesson the students will be able to : �� Define and discuss the steps and methods involved in plant breeding. �� Know the crop varieties produced by crop improvement. �� Understand animal breeding and its implications. �� Point out the differences between inbreeding and outbreeding. �� Know what is hybrid vigour and its importance. �� Identify the steps involved in genetic engineering. �� Understand the practical applications of DNA fingerprinting. �� Gain knowledge on gene therapy. �� Know the importance of stem cell technology.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Life sciences
Subjects: Science General
Curriculam Level: 4. Junior Secondary
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Depositing User: COL Staff
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2021 11:30
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2021 01:05

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