Physiological control of bioluminescence in a deep-sea planktonic worm, Tomopteris helgolandica.

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Tomopteris helgolandica Greeff 1879 (Tomopteridae) is a transparent holoplanktonic polychaete that can emit a bright light. In this study, we investigated the emission pattern and control of this deep-sea worm's luminescence. Potassium chloride depolarisation applied on anaesthetised specimens triggered a maximal yellow light emission from specific… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.090852

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@article{Gouveneaux2013PhysiologicalCO, title={Physiological control of bioluminescence in a deep-sea planktonic worm, Tomopteris helgolandica.}, author={Ana{\"i}d Gouveneaux and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Mallefet}, journal={The Journal of experimental biology}, year={2013}, volume={216 Pt 22}, pages={4285-9} }