The Science of Orchids

The science of orchids is marching forwards. Taipei Times reports on cutting edge genetic discoveries that will change orchid commerce. Researchers in Taiwan, which has a large orchid industry, have identified genes to control flower color, and to prolong the life of blooms. In time, they will be able to create varieties with new colors, quicker growth, and tougher plants. Scientists may be able to extend flowering times, and produce new strains faster. In the future, genetically engineered orchids may be coming to a market near you.

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