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The most stinky fruit from Asia lost smell

March 31 2007

Durio - one of the favorite fruits Asians, which is famous not only taste but also unbearable smell. Living in Thailand and Cambodia has long been related to the smell of rot, published by the fruit, are philosophically: the greater the smells, the better.

However, Thai scientist claims that he managed to Durio and odorless. Songpol Somsri, one of the leading breeders, said he brought nearly 90 varieties of fruit before achieved the desired effect. He was able to identify a gene within the plant, which was responsible for the stench.

The scientist believes that a new variety of Durio, odorless, like his fellow tribesmen. At the same time, consumers are not rushing to buy the fruits of economic Songpola, saying that with the disappearance of the smell of the fruit seems to them tasteless. Tells

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