By Osamu Shimomura

This booklet, written by way of a uncommon scientist within the box, offers a finished assessment of the biochemical features of all luminous organisms presently identified. it's the first and basically booklet that gives chemical info on all recognized bioluminescence platforms, in one quantity. a few 35 forms of bioluminescence organisms are mentioned in 10 chapters. The descriptions comprise: a background of the invention of luminescence components comparable to luciferins, luciferases and photoproteins; the method of study, explaining how luminescent elements were remoted and purified; the homes of luminescent components; and the response modes and mechanisms concerned, as interpreted at the moment. vital experimental information and graphs are integrated within the publication, making time-consuming reference searches nearly pointless. worthy suggestion for experimentalists is given in an appendix.

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