Bioluminescence: mechanism and mode of control of scintillon activity.


Subcellular particles, termed scintillons, isolated from the luminescent dinoflagellate Gonyaulax, emit light when the pH is lowered from 8 to 5.7. The capacity to emit a second flash is regained by incubation of scintillons with the low molecular weight luciferin from Gonyaulax. This compound was previously demonstrated to be the substrate in the… (More)


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@article{Fogel1972BioluminescenceMA, title={Bioluminescence: mechanism and mode of control of scintillon activity.}, author={Mark A. Fogel and J. Woodland Hastings}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={1972}, volume={69 3}, pages={690-3} }