26 December 2008

Blue roses

Genetically modified blue roses have reportedly been successfully created by the Japanese company Suntory; they inserted the gene for the blue plant pigment delphinidin into a strain of white roses. The ones in the photo at the top (from their website) appear to be more lavender than blue. Link found here.

The very blue ones in the bottom photo are "conventional" blue roses created by placing a cut stem into a blue dye.

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