Once the genes are transferred into plants, Agrivida technicians grow these transgenic plants in the lab. Growing the proteins in the plant allows them to test the effectiveness of their process. The company has a larger greenhouse facility as well. Testing the genetic traits in plants, rather than in micro-organisms, gives researchers an accurate idea of how the enzymes will operate in the field.
May 19, 2011 7:01 AM PDT
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