Delay in the ripening of tomato is due to_____ A. virulent gene

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Delay in the ripening of tomato is due to_____

A. virulent gene

B. antisense PG

C. antibiotic resistance gene

D. mutation

The question was asked in semester exam.

Question is from Biotechnology Applications in section Biotechnology and its Applications of Biology – Class 12

Right answer is B. antisense PG

For explanation: PG stands for an enzyme called polygalacturonase which is responsible for pectin degradation leading to early ripening. Antisense PG inhibits the formation of polygalacturonase thus delaying the process of ripening.