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Enhanced Beetle Luciferase for High-Resolution Bioluminescence Imaging
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It is shown that ELuc produces a strong light signal in primary cells and tissues and that it enables the visualization of gene expression with high temporal resolution at the single-cell level and allows a BLI spatiotemporal resolution far greater than that provided by FLuc.
Fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) from Southeastern Brazil: Habitats, Life History, and Bioluminescence
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Glow patterns in the green region of the spectrum were predominant among forest dwelling fireflies, whereas flash patterns were more commonly observed among open-field dwellingFireflies, which may be adaptation to luminescent signal optimization in different photic environments or for different signal functions, such as sexual attraction, defense and illumination.
The origin, diversity, and structure function relationships of insect luciferases
  • V. Viviani
  • Biology
    Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences CMLS
  • 1 November 2002
TLDR
The three-dimensional structure of firefly luciferase was recently solved and mutagenesis studies have been performed identifying putative residues involved in luciferin binding and bioluminescence color determination in several beetle luciferases.
The structural origin and biological function of pH-sensitivity in firefly luciferases.
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Experimental evidence suggest that the residual red light emission in pH-sensitive luciferases could be a vestige that may have biological importance in some firefly species, and the potential utility of pH-sensitivity for intracellular biosensing applications is considered.
Two Bioluminescent Diptera: The North American Orfelia fultoni and the Australian Arachnocampa flava. Similar Niche, Different Bioluminescence Systems ¶
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The present findings indicate that the bioluminescence of O. fultoni constitutes a novel biolauminescent system unrelated to that of Arachnocampa.
Cloning, sequence analysis, and expression of active Phrixothrix railroad-worms luciferases: relationship between bioluminescence spectra and primary structures.
TLDR
PhrixothrixLuciferases do not undergo the typical red shift suffered by firefly luciferases upon decreasing pH, a property which might be related to the many amino acid residues shared in common between railroad-worm and click-beetle luciferase.
Cloning and Molecular Characterization of the cDNA for the Brazilian Larval Click‐beetle Pyrearinus termitilluminans Luciferase
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The region between residues 223 and 247 that contains the putative active site for BL color determination showed a higher degree of homology among click‐beetle luciferases that elicit closer BL colors.
BIOLUMINESCENCE OF BRAZILIAN FIREFLIES (COLEOPTERA: LAMPYRIDAE): SPECTRAL DISTRIBUTION and pH EFFECT ON LUCIFERASE‐ELICITED COLORS. COMPARISON WITH ELATERID and PHENGODID LUCIFERASES
TLDR
Twenty‐five Brazilian species of adult fireflies were found to emit light in vivo in the green‐yellow range of the spectrum, more frequently near the green region, in contrast with North‐American species, which predominantly emit yellow light.
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