I am not a bio or science major, but we have a subject, like an elective on biotechnology and we were tasked to think of a product that hasn't been invented yet. My groupmates and I thought of a vitamin enhanced crop to help fight against malnutrition. As for the crop we thought of using sweet potatoes and altering its DNA to produce a more nutritious one.
Our plan is to use agrobacterium tumefaciens, cut its plasmid and insert a foreign DNA to it. Now we are stuck with what foreign DNA can we add to it so that we will produce a more nutritious sweet potato.
Our teacher gave us a hint that whatever we will add to the organism should be a protein because the DNA only codes for protein. So if we plan to add vitamins to the sweet potato then it should be protein-based.
Sorry but I am very confused with biotech terms because I am not a bio major. But any help would be very much appreciated! thank you in advance!