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Genetically modified blue roses were produced

Chinese researchers produced genetically modified blue roses using genetic and synthetic biology techniques.

Chinese scientists created genetically modified blue roses with synthetic biology technics. They don’t exist in nature. It is due to the special genetical component missing that is necessary to produce the color blue. Most of the available blue flowers what  you can buy in the shops are ordinary white roses in blue paint.

Researchers participating in an experiment made a bacteria, which can produce pigment-producing genes. That was injected into a white rose petal creating a blue rose. The researchers proved that with this procedure it is possible to create them.

In the future, the experts are going to work together continuing to work on making these special flowers grow. Scientists have published the results in ACS Synthetic Biology.

Abstract of the publication above is available here.

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