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Something to Sniff At: Unbottling Floral Scent

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Science  28 Jun 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5577, pp. 2327-2329
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5577.2327

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Many flowers, bred for stunning blossoms and long vase life, have all but lost their scent. Now plant biologists hope to bring back petal perfume by using modern genomics and classic biochemistry to master the molecular details of floral scent.