Genetically Modify the Scent of Flowers, Yeast, and other Organisms
Cluster11 Keyword: Fragance Project ID : 8-2007-1848
Summary of the technology
Project ID : 8-2007-1848
Description of the technology
Genetic modification leading to increased day/nighttime scent production 10-fold
Agriculture, Transgenic Plants, Flowers/Ornamental Plants, Fragance
Controlled modification demonstrated in commercial crop
U.S patent application filed
The global cut flower business is growing by 20 per cent a year.
Genetic modification leading to an up to tenfold increase in the production of volatile phenylpropanoid compounds, irrespective of the plant’s endogenous rhythm of scent production.