Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Genetic engineering tool produces antioxidant-rich purple rice.
Genetic engineering tool produces antioxidant-rich purple rice. A new study documented in the journal Molecular plant shows that researchers in China have developed a genetic engineering approach capable of delivering many genes at once and used it to make rice endosperm, which is the seed tissue that provides nutrients to the developing plant embryo. T This produce high levels of antioxidant-boosting pigments called anthocyanins. The resulting purple endosperm rice holds potential for decreasing the risk of certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other chronic disorders.