In the dark under UV light, other Australian animals shine, scientists discover

The research received glowing reviews.

Glowing womb

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Glowing womb

Scientists have found that the glow of the womb, platype and other Australian mammals in the dark under ultraviolet light, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.

Researchers in Wisconsin accidentally discovered this biofluorescence in three platypus samples, and their results were published in October in the journal Mammalia.

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Naturally, Australian researchers decided to study their native animals under the same light, according to ABC. He found that platypes are not the only ones that are biologically equipped for a rave.

According to ScienceAlert’s report, echidna, bandicoots, bobby, ocum and some bats are all burnt. Researchers tested about two dozen mammals, one-third of which proved to be biofluorescent.

Scientists have known for years that some insects and marine organisms glow in UV light, but never seen in mammals before the discovery of the platypus.

The evolutionary purpose of glow-in-the-dark skin and fur is unknown. This could theoretically make it easier to see such animals at night, but Swedish biologist Michael Bok Spiked Unless the wombs are true party animals, they often will not face these conditions of light.

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