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Genetically engineered fruits

Post by Anne » Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:46 pm

Hi, can anyone tell me which fruits, other than tomato have been genetically engineered and for what purposes?

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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:03 am

Melon (Cucumis melo) - it is a novel research of my colleague. He had just got Ph.D from that melon thingy :wink:
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Post by mith » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:58 am

Lemons, apples....here's a tip, go to the supermarket and check the little numbers on their stickies, the ones that have 8 followed by 4 other numbers are GM eg 84453.
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Post by mothorc » Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:59 am

papaya , banana, pinapple (with acetylene antisence), mango. But usually trere are a ratio of trans or untrans mixed on the market.
_at_ Dr.stein: they are transformation not mean they are selling at the market.

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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:25 am

What do you mean?
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Post by Anne » Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:59 am

Thanks everyone for the replies.

Mothorc: What does the acetylene antisense do to the pineapple?

Dr Stein: What melon genes did your friend alter for their PhD?

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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:18 am

Resistance gene for mosaic disease. This disease is a worldwide problem for melon production.
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Post by mothorc » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:16 pm

Acetylene antisence is a gene encode for RNA antisence to the gene which produce acetilene and inhibit this genes' expression. It make the fruit have storage time longer than usual 2-4 times.
Now a lot of fruits are in transformation research but they don't appear in the market.

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Post by edser » Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:15 pm

Christopher Lowe is being geneticaly engineered in a lab somehwere so that he can spruce up the place. :wink: I made a funny!

I guese corn isn't a fruit but corn and soy have been genetically modified in Indiana for years with little consequense other than that our crop yields have increased. I suppose it would be the same for the fruits.

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