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Blue Rose - is that possible?
Japanese company Suntory announced that on November 3, the shops in the world will receive the first genetically modified blue roses. According HiTech.Expert, experts created a unique variety of colors 14 years.
New variety, called "Applause", already approved by the Japanese Government Commission for Biological Safety, reports portal russian.cri.cn.
In nature there is no blue roses, able to create a similar group by implantation of a gene that leads to the synthesis of delphinidin pigment (delphinidin), responsible for the staining in pansy petals.
The expected price of blue roses - from 2000 to 3000 yen per flower ($ 22 and $ 33, respectively) which is approximately 10 times more expensive than the cost of regular rose in Japan. Export new variety overseas company has no plans.
Bring natural blue roses tried scientists from many countries of the world, but first success in this direction in 2004 reached a group of Japanese and Australian scientists. They found that blue roses can be obtained by introducing a gene into flowers pansies.
In 2004, also reported that a method of growing blue roses found American scientist. Media reported that the unusual roses go on sale in the U.S. a year later. However, this prediction was not confirmed.