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DNA has been modified : DNA has been modified

Effective 14 July 2015

Preferred Term: DNA has been modified

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The adding of genetic information from other species. In most cases the aim is to introduce a new trait to the plant which does not occur naturally in the species. Examples include resistance to pests, diseases or environmental conditions, resistance to herbicides, novel traits such as flower colour or enhanced vase life or the production of a certain nutrient or pharmaceutical agent.

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