Contribution by symbiotically luminous fishes to the occurrence and bioluminescence of luminous bacteria in seawater

@article{Nealson2005ContributionBS,
  title={Contribution by symbiotically luminous fishes to the occurrence and bioluminescence of luminous bacteria in seawater},
  author={Kenneth H. Nealson and Margo G. Haygood and Bradley M. Tebo and Mark Roman and Edward E. Miller and John Edward Mccosker},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={10},
  pages={69-77}
}
Seawater samples from a variety of locations contained viable luminous bacteria, but luminescence was not detectable although the system used to measure light was sensitive enough to measure light from a single, fully induced luminous bacterial cell. When the symbiotically luminous fishCleidopus gloriamaris was placed in a sterile aquarium, plate counts of water samples showed an increase in luminous colony-forming units. Luminescence also increased, decreasing when the fish was removed. Light… 
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