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

@article{Butelli2008EnrichmentOT,
  title={Enrichment of tomato fruit with health-promoting anthocyanins by expression of select transcription factors},
  author={Eugenio Butelli and Lucilla Titta and Marco Giorgio and Hans Peter Mock and Andrea Matros and Silke Peterek and Elio Schijlen and Robert D. Hall and Arnaud G Bovy and Jie Luo and Cathie Martin},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
  year={2008},
  volume={26},
  pages={1301-1308}
}
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… Expand
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