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Blue Petunia’s Secret

Scientists have discovered the cellular mechanism for blue petunias

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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: http://www.livescience.com/42279-rare-blue-flowers-petal-color.html

And for the die-hard nerds, here’s the paper: http://www.cell.com/cell-reports/retrieve/pii/S2211124713007547?_returnURL=http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2211124713007547?showall=true#Summary

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