Bacterial bioluminescence as a lure for marine zooplankton and fish.

Abstract

The benefits of bioluminescence for nonsymbiotic marine bacteria have not been elucidated fully. One of the most commonly cited explanations, proposed more than 30 y ago, is that bioluminescence augments the propagation and dispersal of bacteria by attracting fish to consume the luminous material. This hypothesis, based mostly on the prevalence of luminous… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1116683109

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