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Bioluminescence : living lights, lights for living / Thérèse Wilson, J. Woodland Hastings.

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Author/Creator:
Wilson, Therese, 1925-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Imprint:
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013.
Format:
  • Book
  • vi, 185 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-175) and index.
Contents:
  • Pt. I. Five different bioluminescence systems. 1. A marine crustacean : bioluminescent fishes as plagiarists and thieves ; 2. Jelly fish and green fluorescent protein : a soft coral, a calcium-sensitive protein, and fish with related bioluminescence systems ; 3. Fireflies and other beetles : luciferase-dependent bioluminescence color and rhythmic displays ; 4. Dinoflagellates and krill : the sparkling clocks of the oceans and bioluminescent shrimp ; 5. Bacteria : bacterial "communication, " symbioses, and milky seas
  • pt. II. Diversity, functions, and evolutionary origins of bioluminescence. 6. Short accounts of other luminous organisms : having different and not well-characterized biochemistries ; 7. Bioluminescence in the oceans : anglerfish, dragonfish, and a Lake Baikal parenthesis ; 8. The many functions of bioluminescence : defense, offense, communication, and propagation ; 9. The origins and evolution of bioluminescence : how did luciferases originate?
  • pt. III. Bookends. 10. Applications : tools for biology, medicine, and public health ; 11. How does life make light? : "excited molecules" and bioluminescence.
Contributor:
Hastings, J. Woodland (John Woodland), 1927-
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780674067165
0674067169

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