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To learn more about bioluminescent microbes, check these web sites

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Read the paper on the glowing microbes
presented at the UK science festival "Creating Sparks."

Learn about Canadian researchers using bacteria to detect chemicals in the air.

The phenomenon of organisms glowing is called bioluminescence. The most famous bioluminescent critters are fireflies and jellyfish, but all kinds of marine life, insects, and microorganisms have it.

Check The Bioluminescence Web Page for information and some nice photos.

Using bacteria to clean up pollution is an idea that's been around for a while. The process is called "bioremediation."

You'll find information on research and events about bioremediation at the US government's bioremediation site

 

 

 


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