Chinese scientists use genetic technology to create blue roses
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
BEIJING, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists are using genetic technology and synthetic biology techniques to create genetically engineered blue roses.
Blue roses do not exist in nature and cannot be bred, as roses lack the specific gene that has the ability to produce a blue color. Most blue roses in the market are created by dyeing white roses.
Scientists from Tianjin University and the Institute of Microbiology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences have been using synthetic biology techniq ...