Vol. 111 No. 1 (2017)

Transgenic plants: resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses

Akila Wijerathna-Yapa
The Division for International Studies, Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. P.O.Box 12, Rehovot 76100, ISRAEL .
Published June 29, 2017
How to Cite
Wijerathna-Yapa, A. (2017). Transgenic plants: resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses. Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development (JAEID), 111(1), 245-275. https://doi.org/10.12895/jaeid.20171.643


Today’s crop breeding combined with improved agricultural management has brought substantial increases in food production. But irrigation, fertilizers pest management requires a high energy input that creates a drain on the already scare fossil fuels. It is thus clear that different strategy has to be adopted to increase crop productivity further to meet the needs of rapidly increasing world population. Crop breeders are endeavoring to meet this challenge by developing crops with higher yield, better resistance to pest, disease and weedicides, tolerance to various stress conditions.