|Genetic Use Restriction Technology (GURT) has been in public discourse for sometime. Which of the following statements regarding GURT are not true?|
|1. GURT is used only in connection with plants.|
|2. GURT is applied only for making the second generation sterile.|
|3. GURT seed are available in the market at a cheaper price than normal seeds.|
|4. GURT can help in protecting biodiversity.|
|Select the correct answer using the codes given below.|
A) 1 and 3
B) 1 and 2
C) 2 and 4
D) All of these
Correct Answer: B
Solution :[b] GURT is a term, used in connection with plants and used to modify the behaviour of plants, through genetic manipulation. It is also known as terminator technology. GURT can be of two types V-GURT (Variety-specific GURT) and T-GURT (Trait-specific GURT). V-GURT is used to make future generation of seeds sterile, while T-GURT is used to suppress certain traits of the plant, unless applied a special treatment such as a special spray. GURT is still at a research stage and has not been produced commercially. GURT can help in protecting biodiversity by preventing the spread of transgenic crops into the wild and destroying other indigenous crops.
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