Volume 95 Issue 18 | p. 10 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 1, 2017 | Web Date: June 27, 2017

Glowing mushrooms’ mechanism unmasked

Fungal bioluminescence could be adjusted for color and intensity
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: biochemistry, bioluminescence, fungi, oxoluciferin

Scientists have discovered the key molecule involved in the glow of bioluminescent fungi (Sci. Adv. 2017, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1602847). Numerous plants and animals exhibit bioluminescence. The biochemical pathways involved in this glow phenomenon have been, for the most part, well characterized. But though scientists recently identified one of the components involved in fungal bioluminescence, the full mechanism has remained a mystery. Now, a . . .

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