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Starlight Avatar in cultivation box in the light.<br />
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Enterprising scientists have grown the world's first glow-in-the-dark plant using luminous cells from miniscule marine bacteria.<br />
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By day the ground-breaking creation looks like a normal houseplant but at night it lights up with a soft green glow - just like the plants in the 2009 sci-fi blockbuster Avatar.<br />
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The incredible innovation is aimed at enhancing homes and gardens but the boffins behind it say with more development it could be used in place of man-made lighting.<br />
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The plant, named Starlight Avatar in a nod to the Oscar-winning film, is the result of more than 20 years of multi-million pound research into bioluminescence.