pigments betalins tomatoes

By Einat Paz-Frankel August 30, 2017 Comments Off on pigments betalins tomatoes

pigments betalins tomatoes

Unripe (top) and ripe (bottom) tomatoes. Regular tomatoes (far left) start out green and turn red when ripe. In contrast, genetically engineered tomatoes assume different shades of red-violet, depending on whether they produce betalains (second from left), pigments called anthocyanins (second from right) or betalains together with anthocyanins (far right) – courtesy of the Weizmann Institute

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