|Polychaete worm Chaetopterus sp|
Numerous biotechnological applications already employ bioluminescence as their means of detecting gene expression, enzyme activity, protein-protein interactions and other biological/biochemical phenomena. We at BMG LABTECH will be watching the progress of this research with interest to see if the long-lived blue light can be harnessed for a biotechnological application. You can be sure that if this becomes an important detection method that BMG LABTECH will have the microplate readers capable of performing this detection.
Some information for this blog post was obtained from the Science Daily article: Nature's Glowing Slime: Scientists Peek Into Hidden Sea Worm's Light