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Get ready for the red wine SUPERLIME: Researchers reveal colourful GM fruits with added ‘superfood’ protein that gives grapes colour
Researchers modified limes with grape skin and blood orange pulp factors
GM Mexican limes contain protein that induces anthocyanin biosynthesis
Consuming the red pigment has been found to prevent many health issues
By CHEYENNE MACDONALD FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 19:37, 8 January 2016 | UPDATED: 22:30, 8 January 2016

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Limes as you know them may soon be in for a major change.
Researchers from the University of Florida have created a purple-pulped version of the citrus fruit, by genetically engineering limes with similar factors to grape skin and blood orange pulp.
The makeover isn’t just for aesthetic value — studies have found that consuming this red pigment can help to prevent many health issues.
Limes as you know them may soon be in for a major change. Researchers from the University of Florida have created a purple-pulped version of the citrus fruit, by genetically engineering limes with similar factors to grape skin and blood orange pulp
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Limes as you know them may soon be in for a major change. Researchers from the University of Florida have created a purple-pulped version of the citrus fruit, by genetically engineering limes with similar factors to grape skin and blood orange pulp
FLORIDA’S GM FRUITS
Researchers at the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center are developing the GM Mexican limes to contain a protein that induces anthocyanin biosynthesis.
This process is responsible for the colouring of red wine.
To make the purple limes, Dutt, along with Jude Grosser of UF isolated genes from the red grape ‘Ruby Seedless’ and the blood orange ‘Moro.’
Their purple limes, which ranged in colour from dark to fuchsia, are the first steps in developing Florida blood oranges, and a new variety of grapefruit.
Earlier research from the University of Florida isolated a gene from a plant in the mustard family to create new trees.
The experiment created GM trees that showed improved resistance to something known as ‘citrus greening,’ that affects orange crops.
Researchers at the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center are developing the GM Mexican limes to contain a protein that induces anthocyanin biosynthesis.
This process is responsible for the colouring of red wine.
‘Anthocyanins are beneficial bioflavonoids that have numerous roles in human well-being,’ says Manjul Dutt, a UF horticulture scientist.
‘Numerous pharmacological studies have implicated their intake to the prevention of a number of human health issues, such as obesity and diabetes.’
Anthocyanins aren’t totally unusual to citrus fruits. Blood oranges also contain the pigment, which contributes to their maroon coloured pulp.
These types of oranges are grown best in the cooler climates of Spain and Italy, and don’t express their blood red colour when grown in the Florida heat.
To make the purple limes, Dutt, along with Jude Grosser of UF isolated genes from the red grape ‘Ruby Seedless’ and the blood orange ‘Moro.’
Their purple limes, which ranged in colour from dark to fuchsia, are the first steps in developing Florida blood oranges, and a new variety of grapefruit.
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And, adding the anthocyanins also prompted the leaves, stems, and flowers of the plants to change colours.
The researchers say these developments could also lead to new types of ornamental citrus plants.
‘Novel fruit, lead, and flower colours could be produced by regulating anthocyanin biosynthesis,’ Dutt said.
‘Flower colour ranged from light pink to fuchsia.’
In Florida, purple limes aren’t the only steps being taken to influence the orange industry.

Earlier research from the University of Florida isolated a gene from a plant in the mustard family to create new trees.
The experiment created GM trees that showed improved resistance to something known as ‘citrus greening,’ that affects orange crops.
Citrus greening is a disease spread by the Asian psyllid, which is around the size of a pin head. Most infected trees eventually die and the disease has already affected millions of citrus trees in North America.
In the experiment, several trees even remained disease-free after 36 months after being in a field with diseased trees.
Still, there are concerns about the cost of GM products, as well as public backlash against their use.
Researchers at the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center are developing the GM Mexican limes to contain a protein that induces anthocyanin biosynthesis. This process is responsible for the colouring of red wine, and could make future margaritas purple
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Researchers at the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center are developing the GM Mexican limes to contain a protein that induces anthocyanin biosynthesis. This process is responsible for the colouring of red wine, and could make future margaritas purple

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3390810/Get-ready-red-wine-SUPERLIME-Researchers-reveal-colourful-GM-fruits-added-superfood-protein-gives-grapes-colour.html#ixzz3wklzLQbF
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Get ready for the red wine SUPERLIME: Researchers reveal colourful GM fruits with added ‘superfood’ protein that gives grapes colour
Researchers modified limes with grape skin and blood orange pulp factors
GM Mexican limes contain protein that induces anthocyanin biosynthesis
Consuming the red pigment has been found to prevent many health issues
By CHEYENNE MACDONALD FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 19:37, 8 January 2016 | UPDATED: 22:30, 8 January 2016

1.2k
shares
49
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Limes as you know them may soon be in for a major change.
Researchers from the University of Florida have created a purple-pulped version of the citrus fruit, by genetically engineering limes with similar factors to grape skin and blood orange pulp.
The makeover isn’t just for aesthetic value — studies have found that consuming this red pigment can help to prevent many health issues.
Limes as you know them may soon be in for a major change. Researchers from the University of Florida have created a purple-pulped version of the citrus fruit, by genetically engineering limes with similar factors to grape skin and blood orange pulp
+2
Limes as you know them may soon be in for a major change. Researchers from the University of Florida have created a purple-pulped version of the citrus fruit, by genetically engineering limes with similar factors to grape skin and blood orange pulp
FLORIDA’S GM FRUITS
Researchers at the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center are developing the GM Mexican limes to contain a protein that induces anthocyanin biosynthesis.
This process is responsible for the colouring of red wine.
To make the purple limes, Dutt, along with Jude Grosser of UF isolated genes from the red grape ‘Ruby Seedless’ and the blood orange ‘Moro.’
Their purple limes, which ranged in colour from dark to fuchsia, are the first steps in developing Florida blood oranges, and a new variety of grapefruit.
Earlier research from the University of Florida isolated a gene from a plant in the mustard family to create new trees.
The experiment created GM trees that showed improved resistance to something known as ‘citrus greening,’ that affects orange crops.
Researchers at the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center are developing the GM Mexican limes to contain a protein that induces anthocyanin biosynthesis.
This process is responsible for the colouring of red wine.
‘Anthocyanins are beneficial bioflavonoids that have numerous roles in human well-being,’ says Manjul Dutt, a UF horticulture scientist.
‘Numerous pharmacological studies have implicated their intake to the prevention of a number of human health issues, such as obesity and diabetes.’
Anthocyanins aren’t totally unusual to citrus fruits. Blood oranges also contain the pigment, which contributes to their maroon coloured pulp.
These types of oranges are grown best in the cooler climates of Spain and Italy, and don’t express their blood red colour when grown in the Florida heat.
To make the purple limes, Dutt, along with Jude Grosser of UF isolated genes from the red grape ‘Ruby Seedless’ and the blood orange ‘Moro.’
Their purple limes, which ranged in colour from dark to fuchsia, are the first steps in developing Florida blood oranges, and a new variety of grapefruit.
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And, adding the anthocyanins also prompted the leaves, stems, and flowers of the plants to change colours.
The researchers say these developments could also lead to new types of ornamental citrus plants.
‘Novel fruit, lead, and flower colours could be produced by regulating anthocyanin biosynthesis,’ Dutt said.
‘Flower colour ranged from light pink to fuchsia.’
In Florida, purple limes aren’t the only steps being taken to influence the orange industry.

Earlier research from the University of Florida isolated a gene from a plant in the mustard family to create new trees.
The experiment created GM trees that showed improved resistance to something known as ‘citrus greening,’ that affects orange crops.
Citrus greening is a disease spread by the Asian psyllid, which is around the size of a pin head. Most infected trees eventually die and the disease has already affected millions of citrus trees in North America.
In the experiment, several trees even remained disease-free after 36 months after being in a field with diseased trees.
Still, there are concerns about the cost of GM products, as well as public backlash against their use.
Researchers at the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center are developing the GM Mexican limes to contain a protein that induces anthocyanin biosynthesis. This process is responsible for the colouring of red wine, and could make future margaritas purple
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Researchers at the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center are developing the GM Mexican limes to contain a protein that induces anthocyanin biosynthesis. This process is responsible for the colouring of red wine, and could make future margaritas purple

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3390810/Get-ready-red-wine-SUPERLIME-Researchers-reveal-colourful-GM-fruits-added-superfood-protein-gives-grapes-colour.html#ixzz3wklzLQbF
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