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Scientists genetically make a blue Phal

This is a discussion on Scientists genetically make a blue Phal within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; Not a fan of genetically engineering anything. Nor do I find that color appealing, though ...

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    Not a fan of genetically engineering anything. Nor do I find that color appealing, though I agree its been altered to look a lot more blue than it really is. How about someone fixing the color so that the stems are a normal color and seeing what it looks like more realistically? Blue-gray stems too? Not so likely! Give me normally bred flowers in their normal colors, thank you!

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    I did not see a professional article but blurb about it being shown in Japan.

    here: World's 1st blue Phalaenopsis orchid | House of Japan - Japan News Technology Autos Culture Life Style

    There is a video of them here. I see some of the flowers are peloric
    Scientists make world's 1st blue orchid

    It was displayed here: http://apoc11.jp/english/contents/outline.html

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    It would have already been mericloned due the method of transformation. It is just simply a matter of approving it for release and production.

    ---------- Post added at 04:22 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:14 PM ----------

    Why? What is wrong with the blue color? It isn't like they won't breed it with other colors to even out the blue shade.

    Do you realize that your beer, your cheese, your bread, your medications, etc. all have likely been produced with by GMO? Many commercial strains of yeast, for example, include an antibiotic resistance marker. This is VERY important in maintaining consistency and safety. Without markers, the strain could mutate into a strain that would change the final product or worse yet become pathogenic.

    Yes, there are legitimate concerns with GMOs, but feelings are just that. They are not guided by a reason.

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