Purple Limes and Blood Oranges Could Be Next for Florida Citrus

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Researchers from the University of Florida have genetically engineered citrus to have higher levels of anthrocyanins. Anthocyanins are thought to be important in the prevention of cancer and studies have indicated their intake to the prevention human diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

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Photo of Dr. Keith EdmistenDr. Keith EdmistenProfessor of Crop Science & Extension Cotton Specialist (919) 515-4069 keith_edmisten@ncsu.eduCrop and Soil Sciences - NC State University
Posted on Mar 9, 2016
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