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  • He finds a place of indescribable beauty, where the forests are dense with wild colors and forms, and the flora and fauna bioluminesce at night, creating a dreamlike garden of wonders.

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  • As the parasitic nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora infects caterpillars of the greater wax moth, the normally pale caterpillars temporarily bioluminesce and also turn persistently pink-red.

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  • Researchers from the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences and Methodist Hospital of Cornell University transferred a gene from a firefly into cells of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) to make it bioluminesce in zebrafish.

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  • Vibrio fischeri) in a deep-sea fish symbiont when one of his grad students (Kenneth Nealson) noticed that the bacteria did not bioluminesce until they reached a certain population density.

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