they plan to use synthetic biology techniques and genome compiler software to implant bioluminescent genes into a small plant called Arabidopsis
(PRWEB UK) 17 May 2013
It has been reported in The Green Optimistic that a team of scientists are set to create a bioluminescent plant designed to have the potential to replace home lighting and installation systems.The researchers from California are currently attempting to raise funding for the project, in which they plan to use synthetic biology techniques and genome compiler software to implant bioluminescent genes into a small plant called Arabidopsis to make it glow in the dark.
Some aspects that work in the project’s favour are that the plants are clean, cheap and do not require special lighting conditions.
Renowned for their affordable range of LED strip lighting and tape lighting, the team at Simple Lighting have been heavily involved within the lighting industry for a number or years. As such they have become acquainted with a number of innovative creations within the field, and this latest one caught their attention. A representative shares their thoughts on the subject.
“We’re interested to see whether bioluminescent genes can be successfully implanted into plants and how bright the light provided will be. If successful, we’re looking forward to seeing if they become introduced to the market and in what way. However, as exciting as the project is, it seems unlikely that glow in the dark plants will be replacing home lighting any time soon.”
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