glowing tobacco

Mushroom genes lit up tobacco plants

By Saradhi Attuluri / May 5, 2020 /

Researchers made transgenic tobacco plants to produce sustainable, visible light using mushroom genes. The Caffeic acid pathway was altered such that the plant does not depend on luciferin to glow. Read the full story here.

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Illustration representing the meteorite hitting the earth.

Alien protein found by Harvard researchers!

By Shivranjani C Moharir / April 20, 2020 /

Scientists, for the first time, have found a protein named ‘hemolithin’ in meteorite Acfer 086. Hemolithin consists of iron and lithium attached to poly-glycine chain. Is this an indication of existence of primitive life outside earth?

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