Researchers have come up with a blue strawberry by splicing them with Fish genes! Tauheed Ahmad June 10, 2016 Amazing & Incredible, Fruits & Vegetables 5514 Scientists are genetically modifying strawberries in order to let them to resist freezing temperatures better. They are doing it by artificial transfer of genes from a species of fish called the Arctic Flounder Fish. The Arctic Flounder Fish produces an anti-freeze that permits it to protect himself in freezing waters. They’re isolated the gene that creates this anti-freeze and introduced it to the strawberry. The result is a strawberry that looks blue and doesn’t turn to mush or degrade after being placed in the freezer. Although they are not in production, research is ongoing. The question is how did scientists make it blue and why, aside from the cool factor? When researchers discovered the Arctic Flounder Fish produces antifreeze to protect itself in frigid water, they surprised what’d happen if they introduced the gene that produces the antifreeze in to a strawberry plant. They didn’t set out to make it blue, it just happened that way. Something else happened, too. They’ve discovered the blue strawberry plant can withstand freezing temperatures. This is an important discovery meaning it won’t turn to mush when placed in the freezer. This gives the idea that strawberries could be stored longer, increasing their shelf life. We can imagine that it looks breathtaking, that atomic blue color is quite a novelty and is exceptionally attractive. But at the same time, would you feel safe eating it? Let us know in the comments, would you like to eat blue strawberries? Source: Natural News Originally posted 2015-02-17 20:59:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Related PostsBlueberries A Super Fruit, Everyone Like to GrowWorld’s First Heart Shaped WatermelonThe Asidus “MOON MELON” is a Fruit We All Want Researchers Find The Cells At The Root Of Balding & Gray HairButcher’s Broom, The Fruits Grow on its leavesCerbera Odollam The Suicide or Murder TreeJapanese Pastry Maker’s Created First Ever White Strawberry Tart Captures the “Scent of First Love”The Aqueduct Veluwemeer Netherlands Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.