Biotechnology – “Glowing plants to light up your home”

 

Source: Discovery.com

Alyssa Danigelis reports for Discovery.com on scientists’ attempts to grow “bioluminescent plants.

Tech entrepreneur Antony Evans, synthetic biologist Omri Amirav-Drory and plant expert Kyle Taylor are leading the Glowing Project,” using a, “Mix of synthetic biology, genetic sequencing and glowing bacteria,” to, “Produce a new kind of sustainable lighting,” according to the report.

Danigelis writes:

Their bioluminescent system consists of a protein called luciferase that can break down the fuel to produce light, called luciferin. This process is so efficient that it hardly produces any heat, Amirav-Drory recently told DNews’ Anthony Carboni (video).

For more information, go to Glowingplant.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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