Scientists probe glow-in-the-dark rat 'mystery'

By Sam McKeith
Updated June 18 2024 - 3:35am, first published 3:30am
Researchers tested whether rats used photoluminescence in their fur for 'nocturnal communication'. (Supplied James Cook University/AAP PHOTOS)
Researchers tested whether rats used photoluminescence in their fur for 'nocturnal communication'. (Supplied James Cook University/AAP PHOTOS)

World-first research by scientists at an Australian university has been unable to solve the mystery of why some rats glow in the dark.

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