Chlorophyll Byproducts Light Up Cell Deconstruction
July 28, 2010
As bananas age, the chlorophyll in their peels breaks down into particles called FCC's (fluorescent chlorophyll catabolites). Since these glowing particles occur in close proximity to dying tissue, they hold promise of lighting the way in studying programmed cell death.
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