Circadian rhythm in fungal bioluminescence: nature's bright idea ...

August 11, 2015


The first historical anecdote describing the phenomenon of mushroom bioluminescence was by Aristotle in the third century BC. The ability for an organism to produce noticeable light in the dark involves a complex duel with its environment. Only recently some clues of ‘how’ and ‘why’ fungi produce light have been revealed.

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