Explain it plz??
22 Terminator gene
(a) is used in hybridization
(b) helps in terminating seed germination
(c) helps in delayed flowering
(d) is used for production of insulin


Dear Student,

The correct answer is option (b)

Terminator gene is used in genetically modified crop plant to prevent the germination of seed. This gene induces a chemical that allows the plant to grow and form seeds but enables the embryo to secrete a cell toxin that will terminate its germination if planted again, thus the seeds of the second generation are sterile. This allows the manufacturers to maintain their intellectual property rights and also obviate the problems might cause due to seed dispersal of genetically modified crops.


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