A male ponyfish model on display in a bioluminescence exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History. Male ponyfish attract females with a special patterns…Read More »
of flashing light. The source of the light is tissue around the male’s throat packed with bioluminescent bacteria. Internal structures channel the light to clear patches on the fish’s flanks, where it shines out so females can pick up the signal. Less «
Flashlight fish house bioluminescent bacteria in an organ under their eyes and use the light produced by the bacteria to communicate, avoid predation, and to attract prey.
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Eternal Light Mushrooms
Credit: Cassius V. Stevani (Instituto de Química – Univ. de São Paulo, Brazil)
This luminescent fungi was collected in São Paulo, Brazil. San Francisco State University biology professor Dennis Desjardin and his colleagues who made…Read More »
the discovery, named the new species Mycena luxaeterna (eternal light) after a movement in Mozart's "Requiem." Less «
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An Artificial Glow
Credit: BioGlow, Inc.
Researches created glowing tobacco plants by transplanting genes from bioluminescent marine bacteria.
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Wynne was a reporter at The Stamford Advocate. She has interned at Discover magazine and has freelanced for The New York Times and Scientific American's web site. She has a masters in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Utah.