Ice-minus bacteria

Ice-minus bacteria is a GM bacterium Pseudomonas syringae (P. syringae). The “ice-plus” protein found on the outer bacterial cell wall acts as the nucleating centers for ice crystals. This facilitates ice formation, hence the designation “ice-plus.” The ice-minus variant of P. syringae is a mutant, lacking the gene responsible for ice-nucleating surface protein production. This

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GloFish fluorescent fish

The GloFish is a patented GM zebrafish with bright red, green, orange-yellow, blue, and purple fluorescent colors. It is one of the first genetically modified animals to become publicly available as a pet. The fish is originally the Zebrafish, a native of rivers in India and Bangladesh. A gene called green fluorescent protein (GFP), originally

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Flavr Savr

Flavr Savr is a Genetically modified tomato, was the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for human consumption. It was first sold in 1994, and was only available for a few years before production ceased in 1997. It was developed by a company called Calgene , but mounting costs prevented

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Vistive Gold

Vistive Gold is the trade name of GM Soyabean MON 87705, developed by Monsanto. MON 87705 was designed for as a replacement for hydrogenated oils and fats, which are high in trans-fatty acids. The decreased linolenic content allows MON 87705 to have favorable characteristics for deep frying and increasing the shelf life of foods.

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Golden Rice

Golden rice is a variety of GM rice produced to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of pro-vitamin A in the edible parts of rice, to be used as a fortified food to be grown in areas where there is a shortage of dietary vitamin A. In 2005 a new variety called Golden Rice 2 was announced

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Amflora Potato

Amflora Potato is a GM Potato intended for industrial applications as potato starch which is better than the natural starch currently used. Natural potato starch is used for papermaking and other applications, and contains two constituent substances: amylopectin (80%), which is useful for industry, and amylose (20%) which often creates problems for industrial applications and

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MON 809, MON 810, MON 863

MON 809 MON 809 is an Insect Resistant maize under license from Monsanto Company. Small amounts of the introduced proteins, CryIA(b) and CP4 EPSPS are present in leaves, seeds and roots of line MON 809 but, not in the pollen. Hybrids derived from MON 809 are agronomically similar to their non-transgenic counterparts in terms of

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Enviropig

Enviropig contains genes from mice and E coli bacteria which have been inserted into their DNA with absolute precision. Unlike normal pigs, Enviropigs have been designed to produce their own phytase. Enviropigs are able to absorb more phosphorous from its feed. Their wastes contained less of the potentially toxic substance and their meat is identical

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Oncomouse

OncoMouse or Harvard mouse is a genetically modified laboratory mouse which carries a specific gene called an activated oncogene. The activated oncogene significantly increases the mouse’s susceptibility to cancer, and thus makes the mouse suitable for cancer research. The rights to the invention are owned by DuPont. “OncoMouse” is a registered trademark.

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Xeriscaping

Xeriscaping is also known as xerogardening. Xeriscaping refers to landscaping and gardening in ways that reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental water from irrigation. It is promoted in regions that do not have easily accessible, plentiful, or reliable supplies of fresh water, and is gaining acceptance in other areas as climate patterns shift. Plants

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