Selective accumulation of delphinidin derivatives in tobacco using a putative flavonoid 3',5'-hydroxylase cDNA from Campanula medium.

@article{Okinaka2003SelectiveAO,
  title={Selective accumulation of delphinidin derivatives in tobacco using a putative flavonoid 3',5'-hydroxylase cDNA from Campanula medium.},
  author={Yasushi Okinaka and Yukihisa Shimada and Ritsuko Nakano-Shimada and Masaya Ohbayashi and Shigeto Kiyokawa and Yasuhiro Kikuchi},
  journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={161-5}
}
Blue flowers generally contain 3',5'-hydroxylated anthocyanins (delphinidin derivatives) as pigments, which are formed only in the presence of flavonoid 3',5'-hydroxylases (F3'5'H). Heterologous expression of a F3'5'H gene therefore provides an opportunity to produce novel blue flowers for a number of ornamental plants missing blue flowering varieties… CONTINUE READING