Expression of antifreeze proteins in transgenic plants

@article{Hightower1991ExpressionOA,
  title={Expression of antifreeze proteins in transgenic plants},
  author={Robin C. Hightower and Cathy Baden and Eva Penzes and Peter S Lund and Pamela Dunsmuir},
  journal={Plant Molecular Biology},
  year={1991},
  volume={17},
  pages={1013-1021}
}
The quality of frozen fruits and vegetables can be compromised by the damaging effects of ice crystal growth within the frozen tissue. Antifreeze proteins in the blood of some polar fishes have been shown to inhibit ice recrystallization at low concentrations. In order to determine whether expression of genes of this type confers improved freezing properties to plant tissue, we have produced transgenic tobacco and tomato plants which express genes encoding antifreeze proteins. Theafa3… CONTINUE READING
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