Image of the Day: Night Lights

The bioluminescent mushroom, Neonothopanus gardneri, glows green when luciferase enzymes interact with luciferin molecules, triggering a chemical reaction that releases light.

By | May 1, 2017

N. gardneri in the light (left) and the dark (right)CASSIUS V.

(See Z.M. Kaskova et al., “Mechanism and color modulation of fungal bioluminescence,” Science Advances, doi:10.1126/sciadv.1602847, 2017.)

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