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I really want blue apples, how do I make blue apples?

Is there any way to make blue apples? My Quest is to make blue apples that are not only blue but also taste good I will not stop until I succeed!!!

P.S. If I succeed on my own I will share with everyone the secret of blue apples!

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Burf4 years ago
Prepare a candy apple recipe and color the candy icing with blue food coloring rather than red.
Or spend years developing a genetic line of apples that ultimately produce blue apples.
Or, blue spray paint, but I don't recommend eating it afterwards.
frollard Burf4 years ago
Or, as in the example above, photoshop :D
kelseymh4 years ago
What RMS said. You can often use E. coli as the transfer agent, provided you can isolate the necessary genetic fragment from the blue potatoes. However, you may or may not want to eat apples which have been deliberately contaminated with E. coli. Just sayin'...
canida kelseymh4 years ago
You don't use E. coli as the transfer agent - it's merely the host while you're assembling your DNA isolated from potatoes. You insert some marker genes, etc, then lyse the bacteria, isolate & purify the target DNA, and use a plant virus to insert it into apple cells. (In animal cells we used retroviruses; I'm not as familiar with the vectors used in plant cells.)

All that to say: if there's E. coli in your apple, you're doing it wrong!
kelseymh canida4 years ago
Yay! Thank you, Canida, for the clarifcation. I'm a physicist, not a biologist -- my preference would be to assemble the DNA one atom at a time...
Genetically modify an apple using material from a blue potato. You may need a bit of training in order to pull this off. Also, please try not to accidentally create an unkillable blue plague that wipes out all life on Earth.
Slayerfan666 (author)  RavingMadStudios4 years ago
Blue candy apples sound better, however I will now create a new type of unkillable blue plague that will wipe out most everyone. It shall be called the Bluebonic plague, however I will also develop a anecdote so that anyone who will serve me will be cured, then when I am supreme Ruler of Earth I will spare your life:). Also while Earth is contaminated with the Bluebonic Plague I will be eating many blue candied apples.

P.S. I'm now one step closer to my hellbent goal of total world domination, also Burf you will be spared and you can be my blue candied apple chef.
I like the idea of short stories without confirmation as a way to cure a colorful plague.
Slayerfan666 (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
good
That reminds me of another amusing antidote.
lemonie4 years ago

You might do it by dosing with the right metal, but they'd probably taste nasty & be toxic....

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