General Interest Article
Agricultural biotechnology, commercial development, productivity research
Biotechnology is a diverse array of technologies which today are in various stages of evolution and development. To understand them and the potential application of these technologies to agriculture, it is helpful to consider them in a historical perspective. In addition, it is important to understand the interdependence of biotechnologies on traditional, well developed technologies. The commercial development of biotechnology is more difficult than imagined even as recently as five years ago. Also, the problems being addressed generally demand a much better understanding of the physiology and biochemistry of the plant and animal systems under study. Nonetheless, there is a significant opportunity to impact production per se as well as lowering costs of production and creating products with added value.
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1988 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Kleese, Roger A.
"Impact of Biotechnology on Agriculture Productivity,"
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS: Vol. 95:
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/jias/vol95/iss1/9