Bioluminescent Marine Plankton


Author(s): Ramasamy Santhanam

Pp: 1-8 (8)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815050202122010002

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


This chapter deals with the different types of luminescence: chemiluminescence, photoluminescence, fluorescence, phosphorescence, and bioluminescence; types of bioluminescence viz. extra cellular luminescence, intrinsic luminescence and extrinsic luminescence (bacterial luminescence); distribution of bioluminescence in different groups of marine plankton such as dinoflagellates, crustaceans, cnidarians, ctenophores and tunicates; biological functions of bioluminescence; interactions among luminescent marine zooplankton and fish; and commercial and therapeutic applications of bioluminescence. 

Keywords: Applications of bioluminescence, Bioluminescent marine life, Cold living light, Extrinsic luminescence, Intrinsic luminescence.

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