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Doklady Biochemistry and Biophysics

, Volume 485, Issue 1, pp 157–161 | Cite as

Comparison of Earthworm Bioluminescent Systems

  • N. S. RodionovaEmail author
  • V. N. Petushkov
BIOCHEMISTRY, BIOPHYSICS, AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
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Abstract

The results of a comparative study of the luciferin–luciferase systems of seven species of bioluminescing oligochaetes—Henlea petushkovi, Henlea rodionovae, Fridericia heliota (Enchytraeidae), Microscolex phosphoreus (Acanthodrilidae), Pontodrilus litoralis (Megascolecidae), Eisenia lucens, and Avelona ligra (Lumbricidae)—are presented.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

We are grateful to Dr. Yuichi Oba (Chubu University, Japan), Dr. Peter Taborsky (Masaryk University, Czech Republic), and Dr. G. Kratassiouk (Université Paris Sud, France), who kindly provided the specimens of worms.

FUNDING

This work was supported by the State Assignment for Basic Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences (project no. 0356-2019-0019) and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project no. 19-04-00348-a).

COMPLIANCE WITH ETHICAL STANDARDS

Conflict of interests. The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Statement on the welfare of animals. All applicable international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Biophysics, Krasnoyarsk Research Center, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesKrasnoyarskRussia

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