Cheers to The Scientist Image of the Day by Stephen Howell.
This tobacco plant glows because it’s expressing the luciferase gene. Luciferase codes for oxidative enzymes that help produce bioluminescence — organisms that glow! The name comes from ‘lucifer’ and derives from the Latin root ‘lucem ferre’, which means ‘light-bearer’.
Why should dinoflagellates and fireflies have all the fun? #weird #dope #cool #plants