Learning Objectives

At the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Identify where breeding fits into the genetic engineering story
  • Explain why a transformed plant isn’t used directly in the field
  • Manipulate a flower to control a cross 
  • Recognize how long the breeding process takes and why
  • Defend why multiple crosses/generations have to be made
  • Explain how breeders know that a plant has the trait they are looking for