What is the name of the plant on which scientists are working to make it glow?
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- eAnswers...May 14, 2013
"Arabidopsis" is the name of the plant on which scientists are working to make it glow. There are three scientists who are involved in this, they are from San Francisco. They are doing this with the help of "synthetic biology" in which some genes from luminescent marine bacteria and engineering the bacteria’s DNA so that it’s compatible with a plant’s. They also believe that they can make plants and trees of almost all sizes glow without using electricity.
- Hari PrakashMay 14, 2013
Arabidopsis, a small flowering plant and member of the mustard family, is The Plant On Which Scientists Are Working To Make It Glow,a group of California scientists who are looking to genetically engineer bioluminescent plants that could eventually be used as streetlights or bedside reading lamps.using Synthetic Biology techniques and Genome Compiler’s software to insert bioluminescence genes into Arabidopsis, The process is done using the so-called Agrobacterium method, meaning that specially designed DNA derived from the luminescent compounds in fireflies will be inserted into a special type of bacteria that can inject its DNA into the plant. “Flowers of the plant are then dipped into a solution containing the transformed bacteria. The bacteria injects our DNA into the cell nucleus of the flowers which pass it onto their seeds which we can grow until they glow!” A team of scientists from California has developed bacteria than can make plants glow-in-the dark. They have taken genes from fireflies, glow worms and other bacteria that create naturally-occurring light and added it to household plants. The team is hoping that luminescent trees could replace electric street lighting.
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