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Considering the impact of Biotechnology in our lives, write applications of plant genetic engineering.

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  • Production of healthy oils with altered fatty acid profiles. 
  • Modification of starch properties for specific uses. 
  • Favourable change of grain storage products and their chemical composition to improve the processing of bread making with wheat flour, malting of barley and brewing of beer.
  • Removal of undesirable toxic compounds in certain plants. 
  • Development of blue roses/ blue coloured cotton which is otherwise not possible by conventional plant breeding because of the absence of blue pigment in roses/ cotton 
  • Development of tear-less onions, caffeine-free coffee and low nicotine tobacco.

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