Biobulb, light produced by bacteria that glow in the dark


Biobulb is crowdfunding on Rockethub to create light bulbs that glow in the dark due to a mixture of microbes in them.

The goal of the Biobulb is to create an ecosystem in a jar. The ecosystem will consist of several different microbes, each of which plays a role in nutrient recycling and population control. The result is a closed ecosystem that will sustain itself with the addition of just light. The system will support a population of genetically engineered E. Coli. These bacteria will be transformed with a plasmid which contains the genes for bioluminescence. The result will be a stable, closed, microbial ecosystem that glows in the dark.

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