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Which of the following is an advantage of conventional breeding for disease resistance?

Option: 1

 It can be done quickly and efficiently

Option: 2

It can result in genetic modifications that may have unintended consequences

Option: 3

It is less expensive compared to other breeding methods


Option: 4

It involves the use of genetic engineering techniques

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Conventional breeding for disease resistance involves the use of natural genetic variation and selection to breed plants with improved disease resistance. Compared to other breeding methods such as genetic engineering, conventional breeding is less expensive, making it more accessible for farmers and breeders. Hence, option 3 is the correct answer.

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