Robin W. Scribailo rscrib at PURDUENC.EDU
Mon Sep 21 14:52:14 CDT 1998

Speaking of luminescence,

I had a student come in the other day and ask about luminenscent dead tree
roots. He said they had taken the tree down and were out late at night to
discover the roots of the tree just glowing even when placed in your hand.
The wood of the roots just disintegrated when handled. Is this just
possibly autofluorescence or caused by some kind of organism.


Dr. Robin Scribailo
Associate Professor of Biology
Biological Sciences and Chemistry Section
Purdue University North Central
1401 S. US 421, Westville
IN 46391-9528
(219) 785-5255

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