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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 2030-2037
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.241


Transgenic Fruit Crops – A Review
Tanuja1 and Appani Laxman Kumar2*
1Department of Fruit Science, College of Horticulture, Sri Kondalaxman Telangana State Horticultural University, Telangana, India
2Department of Fruit Science, College of Horticulture, Dr Y.S.R. Horticultural University, Anantharajupeta, Andhra Pradesh, 534101, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Rapid increase of human population in this changing climate scenario, resulted in increased demand of plant based food and energy sources. Fruits are often referred as “protective food" being rich in vitamins and minerals. However, fruit production is severally impacted by many abiotic and biotic stresses. Because an increase demand exists in global fruit production, therefore many economically important fruit crops are needed to be improved. During the past, some efforts were made through conventional breeding with respect to these problems. However, classical fruit breeding has had little success in improving fruit plants and is constrained due to long juvenile period, genetic erosion, genetic drag and reproductive barriers that limit the transfer of favourable alleles from diverse genetic resources. Thus, there is an urgent need for the biotechnology assisted crop improvement, which ultimately aimed to obtain novel plant traits. In the recent past advances in genetic engineering methods based on the introduction of transgenes and development of transgenic plant have been successfully adopted to improve crops.


Keywords: Fruit crops, Human population, Climate scenario.
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Tanuja, P. and Appani Laxman Kumar. 2017. Transgenic Fruit Crops – A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 2030-2037. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.241