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Terminator Gene Technology and Its Application in Crop Improvement
Ashok Kumar Malav1* and Arpit Gaur2
1Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur- 313 001, Rajasthan, India
2Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University,     Hissar-125 004, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author

The advances of modern plant technologies, especially genetically modified crops, are considered to be a substantial benefit to agriculture and society. However, so-called transgene escape remains and is of environmental and regulatory concern. Genetic use restriction technologies (GURTs), developed to secure return on investments through protection of plant varieties, are among the most controversial and opposed genetic engineering biotechnologies as they are perceived as a tool to force farmers to depend on multinational corporations’ seed monopolies. In this work, the currently proposed strategies are described and compared with some of the principal techniques implemented for preventing transgene flow and/or seed saving, with a simultaneous analysis of the future perspectives of GURTs taking into account potential benefits, possible impacts on farmers and local plant genetic resources (PGR), hypothetical negative environmental issues and ethical concerns related to intellectual property that have led to the ban of this technology.

Keywords: Genetically modified crops Terminator gene Traitor technology
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Malav, A.K., Gaur, A., 2017. Terminator gene technology and its application in crop improvement.Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 4(5): 57-60. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2017.405.007
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