glowing plants: natural lighting without electricity glowing plants: natural lighting without electricity
may 03, 2013

glowing plants: natural lighting without electricity

glowing plants: natural lighting without electricity

 

 

a team of scientists have put together a series of DNA sequences to create glowing plants using synthetic biology and genomecompiler’s software – the first step in creating sustainable natural lighting. by combining these new techniques with the principles of modern engineering, they use computers and laboratory chemicals to design organisms that can ultimately do new things. influenced by the university of cambridge iGem team’s progress with bacterial bio-luminescence by recycling luciferase, the crowdsourcing campaign implements a fluorescent gene into the seed of the plant – causing it to sprout in the future with illumination capabilities. the glowing plants project is currently seeking funding on kickstarter.

 

 

a team of scientists have put together a series of DNA sequences to create glowing plants using synthetic biology and genome compiler’s software

 

 

all living organisms contain an instruction set that determines what they look like and what they do. these instructions are encoded in the organisms’s DNA — long and complex strings of molecules embedded in every living cell. this is an organism’s genetic code (or “genome”). humans have been altering the genetic code of plants and animals for millennia, by selectively breeding individuals with desirable features. as bio-technologists have learned more about how to read and manipulate this code, they have begun to take genetic information associated with useful features from one organism, and add it into another one. this is the basis of genetic engineering, and has allowed researchers to speed up the process of developing new breeds of plants and animals.

  • They must have make test firstly in themselves, no with nature.

    Fernando says:
  • Wonderfull………..

    kosmadopou despina says:
  • glowing plants , you got tosee this!

    artefactosuribe says:

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