Gene Subtraction in Plants

The following table gives information about gene subtraction projects that
have been done with plants. The target gene, and engineered characteristic
of the plants are given.

Target gene

Engineered Characteristic


Delay of fruit spoilage

Polyphenol oxidase

Preventation of discoloration in fruits and vegetables

Starch synthase

Reduction of starch content

Chalcone synthase

Modification of flower color

This table was taken from "Gene Cloning an introduction" (3rd Edition)
written by T.A. Brown and published by Stanley Thornes Ltd.

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Created by Matthew Kuure-Kinsey and Beth McCooey for Biochemical Engineering Fall 2000