Coming Soon: Flowers that can smell like anything

from Singularity Hub:

Ever wanted a rose that smelled like bananas? Maybe a petunia that reeked of root beer? Researchers at the University of Florida Gainesville have isolated 13 genes in flowers that key for the blossom’s fragrance.

According to a news release from UF and an interview in Discovery News, these scientists have already started work on tastier tomatoes, and their first crop of petunias that smell like roses are scheduled to blossom this summer.

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2 responses to “Coming Soon: Flowers that can smell like anything

  1. Hmmm…. any ideas on practical uses?

  2. Maybe for masking other smells; sewage, landfill work, etc…

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