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Glowing shrooms

Dennis Desjardin from San Francisco State University recently rediscovered a species of mushrooms from Brasil that haven’t been seen since 1840. This mushroom, Neonothopanus gardneri, produces bioluminescence similar to fireflies and jellyfish, but unlike these organisms which produce bioluminescence in spurts, these mushrooms glow 24 hours a day, as long as there is plenty of light and oxygen available and the mechanism of this chemical reaction remains unclear.

Maybe we’ll be seeing a new flavor of fluorescent tags in the near future? Read more about the article at Physorg.com.

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