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Photobiology

pp 399-413

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Bioluminescence

  • Lars Olof BjörnAffiliated withSchool of Life Science, South China Normal UniversityDepartment of Biology, Lund University Email author 
  • , Helen GhiradellaAffiliated withDepartment of Biology, University at Albany

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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.

Keywords

Bioluminescence Emission Light Cells