MCQ on BT Cotton and its Pros and Corns




Bt cotton, a genetically modified crop, boasts pest-resistant qualities, reducing the need for chemical pesticides and increasing crop yields. However, concerns over environmental impact and pest resistance evolution underscore the importance of a balanced assessment of its pros and cons. This article on MCQ on BT Cotton will help you to study the significance of genetically modified crops in agriculture.

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1. 
BT cotton and BT brinjal are genetically modified crops that contain a gene from which bacterium to confer resistance against certain pests?

2. 
The gene from Bacillus thuringiensis (BT) produces a protein that is toxic to specific pests. What is the name of this protein?

3. 
What is the primary target pest that BT cotton is designed to control?

4. 
BT brinjal is genetically modified to provide resistance against which major pest?

5. 
The gene responsible for BT toxin production is inserted into the cotton and brinjal plants using which technique of genetic engineering?

6. 
What is the primary benefit of BT cotton and BT brinjal to farmers?

7. 
The BT toxin kills specific pests when ingested. In BT crops, where is the BT toxin primarily expressed?

8. 
BT crops have faced some controversies and debates related to their safety and impact on the environment. What is one of the concerns associated with BT crops?

9. 
Which regulatory authority is responsible for evaluating the safety and approving the commercial release of genetically modified crops in many countries?

10. 
BT cotton and BT brinjal are examples of which type of crop improvement technique?

11. 
The introduction of BT cotton has had significant socio-economic impacts in certain regions. What is one of the potential positive outcomes for farmers growing BT cotton?

12. 
BT brinjal was first approved for commercial cultivation in which country?

13. 
One of the reasons for developing BT brinjal was to address the issue of yield loss due to which insect pest?

14. 
The genetic modification of BT crops has raised concerns about potential crossbreeding and contamination of non-BT crops. What is this phenomenon called?

15. 
BT crops have been adopted in several countries for their agricultural benefits. However, successful implementation requires proper education and management practices to avoid potential issues related to:



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