Florigene Uses CSIRO RNAi Technology to Make Blue Rose

Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization announced this week that its RNAi technology has been used to create the world's first blue rose.

Florigene, an Australia-based company that is part of the Japanese Suntory company, used CSIRO's technology to silence in roses the dihydroflavonol reductase gene, which makes a protein key to the production of pigments in the flower.

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