What was the FlavrSavr tomato?

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    This was a genetically engineered tomato that was dark purple, adding to its flavor intensity.
    This was an early attempt to genetically engineer fruit to not produce an enzyme involved in fruit softening, so the tomatoes would be harder and ship more readily while having the flavor advantage of longer time on the vine.
    This was a genetically engineered tomato that had much larger concentrations of lycopene, an antioxidant with potential cancer fighting abilities.
    This was a genetically engineered tomato with the master gene for fruit ripening blocked to allow longer time on the vine for better flavor to be followed with ethylene treatment after shipment to finish the ripening process.

asked May 30, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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This was an early attempt to genetically engineer fruit to not produce an enzyme involved in fruit softening, so the tomatoes would be harder and ship more readily while having the flavor advantage of longer time on the vine.
answered May 31, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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