Australian researchers working on fluorescent flowers
An Australian research company has begun work on a project to create fluorescent flowers that glow when placed under a UV light, according to an article published by The Courier-Mail.
Bioconst will use the DNA of Californian jellyfish, which will be spliced in with a number of flower varieties, with the aim of creating bouquets that emit a spectacular glow.
The researchers at the firm have previous experience in making flowers glow, having developed a fluorescent substance that can be sprayed on to flowers.
However, the new method - which will utilise the jellyfish DNA - will eradicate the need for a spray - with a glow being emitted once the lights have been turned out.
Vice president of Bioconst, Professor Mark Tester, commented on the companys plans.
He said: "They would look the same, until you turn the light and put them under a UV light. You wouldnt know theres any jellyfish there."
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