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Patterns of Reproduction in Ostracodes: A Review
Both sexual reproduction by copulation and parthenogenesis occur in ostracodes, and there is much variation in their reproductive patterns, especially between the two major groups: the podocopans and the myodocopan.
Energy transfer in a bioluminescent system
Many (but not all) of the bioluminescent systems in coelenter‐ates involve energy transfer from an excited product molecule of the calcium activated photoprotein to a second species, the green…
Light for All Reasons: Versatility in the Behavioral Repertoire of the Flashlight Fish
- J. G. Morin, A. Harrington, K. Nealson, N. Krieger, T. Baldwin, J. W. Hastings
- Environmental ScienceScience
- 3 October 1975
The flashlight fish, Photoblepharon, possesses headlight-like luminous organs situated in the orbit just below the eyes, and it is postulated that the bioluminescence is used by the fish to assist in obtaining prey, to deter or escape predators, and for intraspecific communication.
Symposium: Insect Behavioral Ecology--85: "Firefleas" of the Sea: Luminescent Signaling in Marine Ostracode Crustaceans
- J. G. Morin
- Environmental Science, Biology
- 1 March 1986
The reproductive patterns, life history, and biological activities of these ostracodes, along with their unusual signaling patterns, suggest that there is strong male-male competition and probably female choice involved in their mating systems.
Luminous Enteric Bacteria of Marine Fishes: a Study of Their Distribution, Densities, and Dispersion
It was determined that luminous cells entering the fish during ingestion of seawater or contaminated particles traversed the alimentary tract and survived the digestive processes and became distributed into the surrounding seawater.
Organization and patterns of interactions in a subtidal sand community on an exposed coast
Temporal and spatial patterns of distribution of the macroscopic epifauna of an exposed nearshore sand habitat in southern California were monitored from early 1970 to early 1975. This community is…
Biochemistry of the bioluminescence of colonial hydroids and other coelenterates
The biochemical system responsible for the bioluminescent flashing in a number of coelenterates has been isolated and partially characterized and it is shown that the activity of reacted photoprotein is not restored if the calcium is removed by EDTA.
Darkness as an ecological resource: the role of light in partitioning the nocturnal niche
The data demonstrate that the strongest environmental factor influencing adult feeding and reproductive behaviors of V. annecohenae is the availability of time when illumination is below the critical dark threshold, which allows it to classify darkness as a resource, in the same way that the term has been applied to time, space and temperature.
Complex sexual courtship displays by luminescent male marine ostracods
Details of these two phases are provided, and a three-dimensional model of a multiply-displaying male is produced, which it is hypothesized helps an approaching female target and intercept the rapidly moving male.