Published: 2021-04-30

Page: 294-301


Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Pakistan.


Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Sargodha, Pakistan.


Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Pakistan.


Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Pakistan.


Department of Agriculture, The University of Swabi, Pakistan.


Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Pakistan.


Department of Agronomy, The University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan.


Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, The University Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan.


Department of Horticulture, The University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan.


Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology. Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan.


Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology. Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan.

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The long-term viability of sustainable agriculture is a common concern that transcends crop processing methods. In terms of disease management, the advancements on Genetic Engineering (GE) definitely allow the rapid entry into the fields of specific and complex resistance pathways for the management of diseases and other abiotic stresses that imitate biological mechanisms if they are used accordingly. Although, acknowledging the significant advantages of GE innovations, broader concerns must be addressed, including social acceptance. When analyzing similar concerns, it is indeed significant to mention that not only various GE techniques but also that various GEs and Genetic Modification (GMs) are feasible, extending from quite small, selective genetic manipulation to the incorporation of transgenes in one species from other via cisgenics and intragenics. The applications of Transgenic Plants (TPs) transformed for disease resistance and tolerate abiotic stresses, transformed with Genes Coding (GC) for antipathogen compounds, transformed with nucleic acids that lead to resistance and to silencing of pathogen genes and production of antibodies against the pathogens have been reviewed in this review article.

Keywords: Transgenic plants, engineered genes, gene modification, genes coding, resistant genes, genetic engineering

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