Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tax dollars, hard at work.



After years of patient research, scientists at Interflora’s plant cultivation facility have succeeded in creating polka dot roses. The development is a triumph in complex plant breeding and the result of a decade-long development project. The flower cultivation team – headed by Professor Winston Davies, a renowned authority on micro-propagation and plant biochemistry – has, in effect, developed a new plant variety, the world’s first white rose with pink spots.
Professor Davies said: “The polka dot rose – which looks both beautiful and, one might say, at the same time strangely unnatural– is the result of more than 10 years of research by the team at the Interflora plant cultivation facility."

Though polka-dot roses may not be life saving the knowledge gained in the research certainly could be in the coming years. Plants seem to have a lot of the answers for a lot of our problems.
- Pic and info courtesy of interflora.co.uk

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