The Isotope Effect of D2O on the Fire-Fly Bioluminescence Spectra

  • Constanta Ganea
  • V. Vasilescu

Abstract

Fire-fly bioluminescent reaction represents the most efficient bioenergetical process, its quantum yield approaching unity. This is one reason for great interest in the study of the fire-fly luciferinluciferase system. A large number of studies were carried out, mostly by McElroy and his coworkers,[1–4] at understanding the mechanism underlying the fire-fly bioluminescence process. This mechanism is still not completely elucidated.

Keywords

Isotope Effect Heavy Water Great Wavelength Bioluminescence Reaction Proton Concen 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Constanta Ganea
    • 1
  • V. Vasilescu
    • 1
  1. 1.Biophysical DepartmentFaculty of MedicineBucharestRomania

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