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Blue Petunia’s Secret



Scientists have discovered the cellular mechanism for blue petunias

Picture credit: Cell Reports

Pictured above is a blue petunia (left) and a genetically altered petunia lacking the blue-creating molecular mechanism.

LiveScience sums up the research nicely at the link:

And for the die-hard nerds, here’s the paper:

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