Q 85. "Pharming" is a term that describes -

(a) Animal used in transgenic research
(b) Plants making genetically altered foods
(c) Synthesis of recombinant drugs by bacteria
(d) Synthesis of a protein drug in the milk of a transgenic animal

Dear Student,

The correct answer is option (a).

Pharming ,a genetic engineering method, is formed from the combination of two words, namely "farming" and "pharmaceuticals." In pharming, the transgenic animals are used to prepare human proteins. These human proteins are further used to produce compounds of therapeutic or medicinal value. Sometimes, the plants are also used in this process for the production of recombinant proteins for the therapeutic use.


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