Consumer Concern #2 - Allergenic properties Review Question



Which of the following is the nutrient researchers hoped to increase in soybeans, but through the process demonstrated the transfer of an allergen by genetic engineering?

Looks Good! Correct: Soybeans are deficient in methionine. Brazil nuts, however, have high methionine residues. Researchers hoped to increase the methionine content in soybeans by inserting a gene from Brazil nuts.