World’s Favorite Fruit Engineered to be Even Better
Tomatoes, said to be the world’s most popular fruit, can be made both better-tasting and longer-lasting thanks to UK research with purple GM varieties. “Working with GM tomatoes that are different to normal fruit only by the addition of a specific compound, allows us to pinpoint exactly how to breed in valuable traits,” says Prof. Cathie Martin from the John Innes Centre.
The research could also lead to GM varieties with better flavor, health and shelf life characteristics because even higher levels of the compounds can be achieved.
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