genetic modification

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun the alteration and recombination of genetic material under laboratory conditions, resulting in transgenic organisms.
  • acronymGM

Food

  • noun the alteration of the genetic material of a plant or animal under laboratory conditions, resulting in a plant or animal with new characteristics.

Medical

  • noun the combination of genetic material from different sources to produce organisms with altered characteristics

Wine

  • the insertion of DNA from another variety or a different organism into the genetic material of a grape variety to produce higher yields, improve disease resistance or combine characteristics of two or more varieties, e.g. flavour with early ripening for cooler northern climates
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