SPAIN: Strawberry gene could be used to boost vitamin C levels in food
Molecular biologists at Spain's University of Malaga say they have identified a gene in ripe strawberries that could help create vitamin C-enriched food. The gene, which is names GalUR, encodes an enzyme in strawberry plants that helps to convert a protein called D-galacturonic acid to vitamin C, according to the study led by Victoriano Valpuesta, published in the journal Nature Biotechnology.
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