Designer fruit

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Researchers at Nottingham university UK, have identified 35 different kinds of inheritable genes responsible for a frnit's colour, taste and ripeness through hormonal control. Experts will soon be able to produce a fruit with two to three different colours by reconstructing the inherited genes. Thereafter, people will be able to taste red bananas, white apples and yellow tomatoes in future. These coloured fruits and vegetables will point to the fact that the product is genetically engineered and contains more vitamins and specific desired proteins.

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