Golden rice was created by transforming rice with two beta-carotene biosynthesis genes, namely,

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Golden Rice (Oryza sativa) is a rice variety produced by genetic engineering in which beta-carotene, the precursor molecule of vitamin A is synthesized. The genes incorporated for the production of beta-carotene are phytoene synthase (Psy) isolated from daffodil and phytoene desaturase (Crt1) isolated from the bacterium Erwiniauredovora. The third gene incorporated is lycopene beta-cyclase (Lcy) from daffodil.