Archive for October 8th, 2008

Genetic Modifications in Floral Crops

People use their scent to attract the opposite (or same) sex. Many of them prefer a natural scent, while other love the smell of perfume or cologne. Many others are turned off by bad odor. In the plant kingdom, flowers also use scent to attract pollinators. Usually, flowers with fragrant and aromatic scent attract more insects than flowers with bad or no smell.Scent then is crucial to the ecosystem, as well as to the flower industry. That’s why scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem a…