Bioglow has developed a light-producing plant that glows without the need for chemicals or UV rays.

Biotech company Bioglow has developed the world's first autoluminescent plant, a light-producing flora that needs no electricity, chemicals or UV rays to glow on its own.

The plant was developed based on the research of molecular biologist Dr. Alexander Krichevsky, whose work was first published in the international peer-reviewed science journal PLOS One back in 2010.

The creation of glowing plants in the past has mostly been achieved through application of dye, chemicals, or UV light. Bioglow's plants use the same principle used by fireflies and other luminous organisms. That is, their ability to emit light is encoded on a cellular level, allowing the plants to emit light throughout their life cycle.

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