Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Scientists are genetically engineering roses so that the flowers can produce custom-made aromas.
According to scientists from Florida, who have identified genes in flowers that produce the various oils which give off aromas, root beer-scented roses would soon be available in the market, reports Discovery News.
"We are very excited about the idea of putting these flowers in front of consumers and figuring out which fragrance excites people the most," said David Clark, a scientist at the University of Florida in Gainesville developing the new flowers.
He added: "Then we can use that information to assist breeders in developing flowers that people want to smell more, or even breed fruits that smell and taste better." (ANI)