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OSAKA (Kyodo) Suntory Holdings Ltd. said its joint research team with two partners has developed the world’s first chrysanthemum with blue petals.

The joint research was conducted by Suntory, the National Institute of Floricultural Science of the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, and Australian biotechnology company Florigene Pty., Suntory said.

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