Glowing trees could light up city streets

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Des villes bientôt éclairées aux arbres biolumineux ?

Aéroport de Nice la nuit © AFP PHOTO VALERY HACHE

IMAGINE taking a midnight stroll, your route lit by row upon row of trees glowing a ghostly blue. If work by a team of undergraduates at the University of Cambridge pans out, bioluminescent trees could one day be giving our streets this dreamlike look. The students have taken the first step on this road by developing genetic tools that allow bioluminescence traits to be easily transferred into an organism.

New Scientist

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