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Yasuo Mitani, Ryo Futahashi, Kazuki Niwa, Nobuyoshi Ohba and Yoshihiro Ohmiya Cloning and Characterization of Luciferase from a Fijian Luminous Click Beetle Photochemistry and Photobiology 89

Version of Record online: 15 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/php.12097

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The thorax part of a luminous Fijian click beetle, Photophorus jansonii. The Fijian click beetle emits green-yellow light from the two spots on the pronotum. The recombinant luciferase was pH-insensitive and the spectrum measured at pH 8.0 showed a peak at 559 nm. This is the first report describing the luciferase from Melanesian luminous click beetle.

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