Introduction to Biochemistry

Introduction to Biochemistry

Task #1

Go to your local grocery store and find four (4) foods that are created through genetic

modification (genetic engineering). Briefly describe how the food was created and provide a

picture of the food. Below are two examples (please do not use these examples).

Yukon Gold Potato

These potatoes were created by intentionally crossbreeding a North American white potato and

a wild South American yellow-fleshed potato.

Artic Apple

These apples were developed to have a non-browning trait. This trait is created through a

process called gene silencing, which reduces the apple’s natural production of the polyphenol

oxidase enzyme thereby preventing the fruit from browning.

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