November 14th, 2003


Glow-in-the-dark fish

A Taiwanese scientist has devised a way to make otherwise colorless fish glow neon green in the dark. Professor H.J. Tsai at National Taiwan University works this biological magic by injecting a protein extracted from jellyfish into the fertilized eggs of rice fish. He also uses a protein from coral to make fish glow a vibrant reddish pink. [Full article with picture]

If they were available in the U.S. I'd unmothball my aquarium.
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