Although people might think they have encountered light producing plants before, they were most likely fooled by the application of dyes, chemicals or UV lights. That is because it is only today that the world’s first autoluminescent plant has been created.
Developed by Biotech company Bioglow, which was informed by the work of molecular biologist Dr. Alexander Krichevsky whose work was first published in the international peer-reviewed science journal PLOS One back in 2010, the light producing plants uses the same principle found in fireflies and other luminous organisms. The ability to emit light is encoded on a cellular level.
A collaboration with technology entrepreneur Tal Eidelberg, Bioglow's light producing plants could become a great alternative to candles for electricity-free living spaces.