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The Force behind bioluminescence: Study uses algal cells to ‘shed light’ on sensing mechanical forces

Algae are known to congregate and bloom in massive numbers, covering patches of the ocean in thick red and brown blotches. Some of these “red tide” events create dazzling nighttime light shows of blue-green bioluminescence resulting from the force generated by Continue reading The Force behind bioluminescence: Study uses algal cells to ‘shed light’ on sensing mechanical forces