New Perspectives Related to the Bioluminescent System in Dinoflagellates: Pyrocystis lunula, a Case Study

@article{Fajardo2020NewPR,
  title={New Perspectives Related to the Bioluminescent System in Dinoflagellates: Pyrocystis lunula, a Case Study},
  author={Carlos Fajardo and Marcos De Donato and Hectorina Rodulfo and Gonzalo Mart{\'i}nez‐Rodr{\'i}guez and Benjam{\'i}n Costas and Juan Miguel Mancera and Francisco Javier Fern{\'a}ndez‐Acero},
  journal={International Journal of Molecular Sciences},
  year={2020},
  volume={21}
}
Pyrocystis lunula is considered a model organism due to its bioluminescence capacity linked to circadian rhythms. The mechanisms underlying the bioluminescent phenomenon have been well characterized in dinoflagellates; however, there are still some aspects that remain an enigma. Such is the case of the presence and diversity of the luciferin-binding protein (LBP), as well as the synthesis process of luciferin. Here we carry out a review of the literature in relation to the molecular players… 
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