My Bio textbook says that, by introducing the virus coat protein gene into a plant cell the cell becomes virus resistant. How is that possible?
Virus resistant plant cells refer to plant cells that have been genetically modified to be able to resist and fight against specific viruses.
Virus resistant plant cells are created through genetic engineering techniques, where specific genes from other organisms are inserted into the plant's genome to provide resistance against viruses.
The main benefit of virus resistant plant cells is that they can protect crops from devastating viral diseases, leading to increased crop yield and improved food security.
Yes, virus resistant plant cells have been extensively tested and approved by regulatory agencies to be safe for consumption. The genetic modification does not introduce any harmful substances into the plant.
No, virus resistant plant cells have been shown to have no negative impact on the environment. They are designed to target specific viruses and do not harm beneficial insects or other organisms in the ecosystem.