A bioluminescent chaetognath

  title={A bioluminescent chaetognath},
  author={Steven H. D. Haddock and James F. Case},

Bioluminescent Organs of Two Deep-Sea Arrow Worms, Eukrohnia fowleri and Caecosagitta macrocephala, With Further Observations on Bioluminescence in Chaetognaths

The discovery of bioluminescence in a second chaetognath phylogenetically distant from the first highlights the importance of bioterrorism among deep-sea organisms.


Semi-Intrinsic Luminescence in Marine Organisms

This chapter will review several examples of these semi-intrinsic luminescent systems and how the substrates and enzymes can be obtained for these reactions.

Photoluminescence Rainbow from Coelenteramide—A Theoretical Study

The coelenteramide fluorescence is expanded to the whole visible light region and could inspire new application and is likely to be beneficial to redshift.

Light emission miracle in the sea and preeminent applications of bioluminescence in recent new biotechnology.

Lateral Replacement of the Lux Operon in a Vibrio Isolated from the Intestine of a Coral Reef Fish

This work presents a systematic literature review and mechanistic Discussion of the role of transcriptional regulation of the lux operon in bacterial bioluminescence in relation to hybridization in the context of LuxRVH.

Caged oligonucleotides for studying biological systems.

Wormlike Organisms: 2. Chaetognatha and Hemichordata (Enteropneusta and Pterobranchia)

The article contains sections titled: Aromatic and Heteroaromatic Derivatives of Enteropneusta, Cephalostatins of CEPhalodiscus gilchristi (Pterobranchia), and Short Description of Hemichordata.

Eco-evo bioluminescence on land and in the sea.

  • Y. ObaD. Schultz
  • Biology, Environmental Science
    Advances in biochemical engineering/biotechnology
  • 2014
To facilitate future research in this field, the recent attempt, the bioluminescent organism DNA barcode initiative is introduced, which will provide resources for other scientists to efficiently identify unstudied biolUMinescent organisms, focus their biochemical and genetic research goals, and will generally promote biolauminescence as a field of scientific study.

Archeterokrohnia docrickettsae (Chaetognatha: Phragmophora: Heterokrohniidae), a new species of deep-sea arrow worm from the Gulf of California.

A new species of deep-sea chaetognath, Archeterokrohnia docrickettsae n. sp. is described from a single specimen captured by the ROV Doc Ricketts ~2 m above the sea floor at 3245 m depth in the




The luminescence of a marine nemertean worm, Emplectonema kandai, living on Chelyosoma, is described and the origin of the light is thought to be the gland cells of the worm and not symbiotic bacteria.

Chaetognaths from Alvin dives in the Santa Catalina Basin (California), with description of two new Heterokrohnia species

Six species of deep-water chaetognaths have been caught near the bottom (at about 1300 m) during four dives of the submersible Alvin in the Santa Catalina Basin (California). Although few samples

Imidazolopyrazine bioluminescence in copepods and other marine organisms

The role of imidazolopyrazines in the bioluminescence of copepods and other marine organisms is established and a highly sensitive assay for coelenterazine was established using reactivation of the Ca2+-activated photoprotein obelin, and for vargulin using Vargula hilgendorfi luciferase.

Marine Food Chains

The Biology of chaetognaths

The chaetognaths of the Pacific Ocean are filter feeders of planktonic crustaceans, and the role of parasites and diseases in this group and their role in the food web is still under debate.

Bioluminescence of the poecilostomatoid copepod Oncaea conifera

The unique anatomical and physiological characteristics of the luminescent system arc related to the specialised ecological niche occupied by this species of copepod, Oncaea conifera Giesbrecht.

Systematic distribution of bioluminescence in living organisms.

  • P. Herring
  • Biology
    Journal of bioluminescence and chemiluminescence
  • 1987
A list of the genera of living organisms known or believed to contain luminous species and the constraints on the accuracy of such a list and some aspects of the apparent distribution of bioluminescence are discussed.

The phylogenetic affinities of the chaetognaths: a molecular analysis.

This work proposes that the lineage leading to the chaetognaths arose prior to the advent of the coelomate metazoa, and isolation and nucleotide sequence determination of 18S ribosomal DNA from one species of Chaetognath and one acanthocephalan are described.