Bioluminescence in the ocean: origins of biological, chemical, and ecological diversity.

  title={Bioluminescence in the ocean: origins of biological, chemical, and ecological diversity.},
  author={Edith A. Widder},
  volume={328 5979},
From bacteria to fish, a remarkable variety of marine life depends on bioluminescence (the chemical generation of light) for finding food, attracting mates, and evading predators. Disparate biochemical systems and diverse phylogenetic distribution patterns of light-emitting organisms highlight the ecological benefits of bioluminescence, with biochemical and genetic analyses providing new insights into the mechanisms of its evolution. The origins and functions of some bioluminescent systems… CONTINUE READING
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