Introducing the B–carotene (pro-vitamin A) biosynthesis pathway into rice endosperm by genetic engineering
- S. Al-Babili, X. Ye, P. Beyer, I. Portrykus.
- Abstracts, General Meeting of the International…
Crop improvement using biotechnology has now become a reality. Globally, commercial production of transgenic crops has increased rapidly in the last few years (James 1998). There is considerable research and development (R&D) in agricultural biotechnology in China. The challenges, opportunities, and constraints to biotechnology R&D are reviewed here, especially those related to crop improvement and production in China.