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The quinine in tonic water will fluoresce a bright blue, as will the darkest spots on an overripe banana.
This involves introducing into cells genes that produce proteins that fluoresce with a greenish glow, so they and their axons (neurons’ output wires) can be visualized with light microscopy.
To distinguish between neurons and glia, Herculano-Houzel injected the vials with a chemical dye that would make all nuclei fluoresce blue under ultraviolet light, and then with another dye to make the nuclei of neurons glow red.
Almost any body fluid will fluoresce at 454 nanometers, but in this case the fluid is semen—though not from the original crime; that was all removed in swatches for evidence.
This process works because the collagen in the parchment fluoresces a soft blue color under near-ultraviolet illumination.
Imagine a softly glowing world, inhabited by a multitude of species that fluoresce in response to their star’s violent outbursts.
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