Could I inject DNA from one plant into another to make a new fruit?

21 June 2009

Question

Could I inject DNA from one plant into another to make a new fruit?

Answer

We put this question to Professor Jonathan Jones:What distinguishes one fruit from another, involves more than one gene. It's pretty complicated. If you want to convert white grapes to red grapes, then the gene that distinguishes them is defined. You could put that gene and get a red grape back, but you couldn't change species with one gene.

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