Some types of fungus that grows in tropical forests Ribeira Valley National Park, near Sao Pulo, Brazil casting light when the surrounding darkness. These fungi have the ability Bioluminescent because chemical reactions in the body to produce green light.
Mushrooms found in Brazil was included in the genus Mycena. Throughout the world there are about 500 species of fungi that enter into this genus, but only 33 percent who have the ability Bioluminescent.
There are more than 10 species of fungi Bioluminescent newly discovered in Brazil since 2002, four of which were previously unknown species. These findings are the result of research conducted Stevani Cassius, professor of chemistry from the University of Sao Paulo, Dennis Desjardin, professor of mycology from the University of California San Francisco, and Marina Capelari from the Institute of Botany Brazil.
"This discovery has increased the number of fluorescent mushrooms, which are known since the 1970s, became 30 percent more," said Stevani.
These fungi have the ability Bioluminescent because chemical reactions in the body to produce green light.
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