Bioluminescent Marine Plankton

Chemical Mechanism of Bioluminescence

Author(s): Ramasamy Santhanam

Pp: 9-18 (10)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815050202122010003

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


This chapter deals with the basic bioluminescence reactions, emission maxima, and colour of light in pelagic and deep-sea bioluminescent organisms, luciferins of planktonic organisms, types of intrinsic bioluminescence such as coelenterazine-based light production and cypridina luciferin-based light production, and extrinsic bioluminescence. 

Keywords: Cypridina Luciferin, Emission Maxima, Extrinsic Bioluminescence, Intrinsic Bioluminescence Coelenterazine, Luciferin.

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