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Bioluminescence

  1. John Lee

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001412

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Lee, J. 2001. Bioluminescence. eLS. .

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  1. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

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Abstract

Bioluminescence is high-efficiency generation of light by biological systems. It is the result of high-quantum-yield chemiluminescent reactions in a protein environment.

Keywords:

  • luciferin;
  • luciferase;
  • firefly;
  • GFP;
  • aequorin