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Luminous Organs of Fish Which Emit Light Indirectly
INTRODUCTI9N THERE ARE MANY REPO~TS of luminous fishes, all of which, in earlier days, were taken from the deep seas. Luminous organs were found on the sides of the bodies, on the barbels, or on theExpand
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Widespread occurrence of coelenterazine in marine bioluminescence
Abstract 1. 1. Coelenterazine is a compound having a key role in the light-emitting process of bioluminescent coelenterates. Present evidence concerning the occurrence of coelenterazine andExpand
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Light Production in the Luminous Fishes Photoblepharon and Anomalops from the Banda Islands
The unresolved mechanism of light production in Photoblepharon and Anomalops has been reinvestigated in fresh and preserved material. Based on biochemical evidence obtained with emulsions andExpand
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The Luminescent Systems of Pony Fishes
The anatomy of bioluminescent organs and mode of light production in 18 species of pony fish have been investigated using fresh and preserved material. The luminescent systems are similarly arrangedExpand
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Although bioluminescence, in general, presumably depends on the presence of a specific enzyme-substrate system, extracts of heat-labile ("luciferase") and heatstable ("luciferin") components whichExpand
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Properties and reaction mechanism of the bioluminescence system of the deep-sea shrimp Oplophorus gracilorostris.
The bioluminescent reaction of Oplophorus takes place when the oxidation of coelenterazine (the luciferin) with molecular oxygen is catalyzed by Oplophorus luciferase, resulting in light of maximumExpand
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Luminescence cross-reactions of Porichthys luciferin and theories on the origin of luciferin in some shallow-water fishes.
Abstract 1. 1. Porichthys luciferin gives an extensive series of luminescent cross-reactions with the luciferases of various other luminous organisms. 2. 2. The luminescence reaction of Porichthys isExpand
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Luminescent Systems in Apogonid Fishes from the Philippines
Luminescence has been discovered in five apogonid fishes from the Philippine Islands. The luminescent organ systems, which are of two types, are morphologically different from the systems in theExpand
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