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Genetically modified plants

Genetically modified plants or crops are those containing a gene or genes that were inserted or transferred artificially instead of the conventional methods.

The transferred gene could be from another plant of the same type or from another type, for example, the transgenic BT corn automatically produces a pesticide as it contains a gene transferred to the plant from bacteria. this gene produces toxins called Bacillus thuringiensis Bt, which naturally exist in the soil bacteria. Those plants containing transferred genes are called genetically modified plants or crops.