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    Quote[/b] ]Have you guys seen those genetically modified tobacco plants? They spliced it's genes with a fireflies so it glows.
    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] Does anyone remember the Simpsons episode where they made tomacco? Well, it actually inspired some guy to make a tomacco plant in real life, I read about it maybe a half year ago or so. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] Anyone seen those engineered bioluminescent fish?

    Back to the topic at hand, Jim, why don't you let us know how it works out, it could have some interesting results besides the special effects [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    Quote[/b] (Est @ June 17 2004,7:35)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Have you guys seen those genetically modified tobacco plants? They spliced it's genes with a fireflies so it glows.
    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] Does anyone remember the Simpsons episode where they made tomacco? Well, it actually inspired some guy to make a tomacco plant in real life, I read about it maybe a half year ago or so. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] Anyone seen those engineered bioluminescent fish?

    Back to the topic at hand, Jim, why don't you let us know how it works out, it could have some interesting results besides the special effects [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
    there are bioluminscent fish that are completely natural... the ones you see are pet stores has nothing to do with genes... they just take the fish out of water, stick a needle in its gut, and fill it with bioluminescent material... The fish die a few weeks/months later [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

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    Spec,

    There are bio-engineered fish you can buy in pet stores. Well, not in California, they are banned here.

    They are called GloFish. The scientists took normally black-and-silver zebra fish and they inserted genes from sea anemones or jellyfish to turn them red or green, and glow under black or ultraviolet lights.

    You can read about them in this CNN article:
    http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/science...scent.fish.ap/

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    Quote[/b] (Spectabilis73 @ June 16 2004,11:41)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Est @ June 17 2004,7:35)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Have you guys seen those genetically modified tobacco plants? They spliced it's genes with a fireflies so it glows.
    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] Does anyone remember the Simpsons episode where they made tomacco? Well, it actually inspired some guy to make a tomacco plant in real life, I read about it maybe a half year ago or so. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] Anyone seen those engineered bioluminescent fish?

    Back to the topic at hand, Jim, why don't you let us know how it works out, it could have some interesting results besides the special effects [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
    there are bioluminscent fish that are completely natural... the ones you see are pet stores has nothing to do with genes... they just take the fish out of water, stick a needle in its gut, and fill it with bioluminescent material... The fish die a few weeks/months later [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
    I think he is talking about the glo-fish. The fish that had the reflective gene added to them. While they don't glow in the dark per say they do glow a bright neon color under a black light

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    Check out the Freshwater Forum from this past winter. There was a topic and discussion devoted to the "glofish."

    There are bazillions of lightning bugs very night and I'm sure my VFT's have had some. So far no bio-luminescence nor are there blackened traps.

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