Worm’s glow-in-the-dark secrets revealed

A new study led by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History looks at the genes behind an incredible, luminous seasonal mating display produced by swarms of bioluminescent marine Bermuda fireworms. The new research, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, confirms that the enzymes responsible for the fireworms' glow are unique among bioluminescent animals and entirely unlike those seen in fireflies. The study also examines genes associated with some of the dramatic—and reversible—changes that happen to the fireworms during reproduction.

Worm’s glow-in-the-dark secrets revealed

Beautiful and punctual, the Bermuda fireworm puts on a display just twice a year. Andrew Masterson reports.

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Study illuminates genes behind beautiful 'glow' of Bermuda fireworms

A new study led by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History looks at the genes behind an incredible, luminous seasonal mating display produced by swarms of bioluminescent marine ...

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Phys.org

Study illuminates genes behind beautiful 'glow' of Bermuda fireworms, Wed 8 Aug 18 from ScienceDaily

You can set your watch to this glowing green worm orgy

Thu 9 Aug 18 from Popular Science

Sexy Sea Worms Light Up Bermuda in One-of-a-Kind Mating Ritual

There's a bioluminescent marine worm party off Bermuda, and everyone's invited.

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Livescience

Bermuda fireworms glow in a one-of-a-kind way

Glow your own way.

Wed 8 Aug 18 from ZME Science

Distinct Genes Make Beautiful Mating Fireworms Glow

NewsResearchers confirmed that Bermuda Fireworms, bioluminescent creatures native to the Carribbean, have a distinct enzyme that drives their beautiful glow by examining a full set of Fireworm ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Laboratory Equipment

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