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Bioluminescence

  • Lars Olof Björn
  • Helen Ghiradella

Abstract

Three kinds of light emission from organisms take place: bioluminescence in a narrow sense from some animals, dinoflagellates, fungi, and bacteria; delayed light emission from photosynthetic cells; and ultraweak light emission from all kinds of cells. All these phenomena are treated in this chapter.

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Light Emission Visual Pigment Flavin Mononucleotide Luminescent Bacterium Nitrogen Monoxide 
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