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Scientists taught tobacco leaves to glow inside
- May 3, 2020
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
The ability to integrate various plant cultures with various properties through technologies and bioengineering tools has not surprised anyone for a long time, since it is an integral part of modern research in this direction. However, the ability to integrate extremely useful properties to plants that go beyond their own ecosystems is already a completely different scale of benefits, and that is why a talented team of bioengineers from Startup Plant and their colleagues from the Russian Academy of Sciences presented today their unique project in this context that can raise Autonomous light technology to a new level.
Autonomous light is a concept explaining a particular method of producing light without using external lighting elements or chemicals – and this is the case with the current project of Russian academics, we are talking about the integration of a certain block of fungal bacteria into tobacco leaves, which function as an independent lighting element.
It is worth noting that the project was successful already during the first preliminary stage of testing on tobacco leaves, which was really a great achievement not only in the field of botany, but also in the field of energy in general. Indeed, the ability to independently and autonomously reproduce natural light without third-party artificial devices and factors can, in principle, in the near future offer a conceptually new approach to creating environmentally safe, reliable and cost-free lighting. It is in this direction that the work of Russian specialists is ongoing, striving to offer a truly high-class autonomous project of natural light.
It is worth noting that the current successes in the context of the integration of fungal bacteria into tobacco leaves are a kind of preliminary stage of subsequent studies and experiments, which will be more complex and complex in their essence. Thus, Russian scientists continue the current project, hoping in the very near future to obtain new data on this technology.