• Llyod L. Ingraham
  • Damon L. Meyer
Part of the Biochemistry of the Elements book series (BOTE, volume 4)


Certain exothermic chemical reactions produce light instead of heat. Chemiluminescent reactions also occur in living systems. The term usually used for light production from living systems is bioluminescence. Fireflies, bacteria, and other organisms produce bioluminescence.


Photobacterium Phosphoreum Bacterial Bioluminescence Blue Fluorescence Protein Luciferase Reaction Ground State Reactant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Llyod L. Ingraham
    • 1
  • Damon L. Meyer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California, DavisDavisUSA

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