Enrichment of tomato fruit with health-promoting anthocyanins by expression of select transcription factors

  title={Enrichment of tomato fruit with health-promoting anthocyanins by expression of select transcription factors},
  author={E. Butelli and L. Titta and M. Giorgio and H. Mock and A. Matros and Silke Peterek and E. Schijlen and R. Hall and A. Bovy and J. Luo and C. Martin},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
  • E. Butelli, L. Titta, +8 authors C. Martin
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Biotechnology
  • Dietary consumption of anthocyanins, a class of pigments produced by higher plants, has been associated with protection against a broad range of human diseases. However, anthocyanin levels in the most commonly eaten fruits and vegetables may be inadequate to confer optimal benefits. When we expressed two transcription factors from snapdragon in tomato, the fruit of the plants accumulated anthocyanins at levels substantially higher than previously reported for efforts to engineer anthocyanin… CONTINUE READING
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