r/science Oct 17 '21

Vivid biofluorescence discovered in the nocturnal Springhare (Pedetidae) - From article: "We have discovered a funky and vivid porphyrin-based biofluorescence in Pedetidate" Animal Science

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-83588-0?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=commission_junction&utm_campaign=3_nsn6445_deeplink_PID100052172&utm_content=deeplink#Sec3
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u/emprameen Oct 17 '21

Someone's crispr experiment got out again...

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u/catsandraj Oct 17 '21

According to the article, similar biofluorescence has been seen in platypuses, opossums, and flying squirrels. If they were luminescent, I'd be concerned, but fluorescence doesn't seem as uncommon as one might expect.