A fluorescence image of a transverse section of a preserved Anguilla japonica
A glowing Japanese freshwater eel – it's more than just tasty
Just about any sushi-lover knows what unagi is – it’s eel, or more specifically, the Japanese freshwater eel Anguilla japonica. What those people might not know, however, is that the eel glows green in the dark. Now, it looks like the protein that allows the fish to do so could also help doctors to assess human liver function.
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