Environment GK

Environment General Knowledge

Depletion of Ozone Layer

October 7, 2016

Ozone or Trioxygen is an allotrope of oxygen that is much less stable than the diatomic allotrope (O2),  paramagnetic compared to...

Ice-minus bacteria

January 9, 2012

Ice-minus bacteria is a GM bacterium Pseudomonas syringae (P. syringae). The “ice-plus” protein found on the outer bacterial cell wall acts...

GloFish fluorescent fish

January 9, 2012

The GloFish is a patented GM zebrafish with bright red, green, orange-yellow, blue, and purple fluorescent colors. It is one of...

Flavr Savr

January 9, 2012

Flavr Savr is a Genetically modified tomato, was the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for...

Vistive Gold

January 9, 2012

Vistive Gold is the trade name of GM Soyabean MON 87705, developed by Monsanto. MON 87705 was designed for as a...

Golden Rice

January 9, 2012

Golden rice is a variety of GM rice produced to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of pro-vitamin A in the edible parts...

Amflora Potato

January 9, 2012

Amflora Potato is a GM Potato intended for industrial applications as potato starch which is better than the natural starch currently...

MON 809, MON 810, MON 863

January 9, 2012

MON 809 MON 809 is an Insect Resistant maize under license from Monsanto Company. Small amounts of the introduced proteins, CryIA(b)...

Enviropig

January 9, 2012

Enviropig contains genes from mice and E coli bacteria which have been inserted into their DNA with absolute precision. Unlike normal...

Oncomouse

January 9, 2012

OncoMouse or Harvard mouse is a genetically modified laboratory mouse which carries a specific gene called an activated oncogene. The activated...

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