Bioluminescence refers to the production and emission of light in living organisms. This phenomenon arises from luciferase-catalyzed oxidation reaction of luciferin. Bioluminescence is widely observed in marine vertebrates and invertebrates, as well as in some microorganisms and fungi. To date, approximately 80 species of fungi have been reported to be luminous. One such example is
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Fig. 1.Bioluminescence of mycelia after wounding stress treatment. Mycelia were mechanically damaged with surgical blade. Images at bright field (top) and at a dark field (low) were acquired at each time points.