Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline the goals of experiments conducted to evaluate a transgenic event designed to control disease resistance in crops.
  • List considerations that would need to be made in order to commercialize a transgenic approach to creating a disease resistant crop cultivar.
  • Describe the breeding process used to combing conventional breeding and transgenic technology to develop new crop cultivars.
  • Predict a time frame for developing a commercial crop variety which uses transgenic approaches to providing disease resistance.