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View Resource Squid's Built-In Light to Inspire New Gadgets?

This National Geographic news article describes a type of nocturnal squid found in the ocean around Hawaii which mates using a built-in flashlight to hide its shadow from predatory fish on the seafloor. Its unique light organ - composed of stacks of silvery reflector plates that surround colonies of luminescent, symbiotic bacteria - may inspire a new generation of high-tech miniature gadgets. ...

View Resource Late Postembryonic Development of the Symbiotic Light Organ of Euprymna scolopes (Cephalopoda: Sepio

This image-rich Biological Bulletin scholarly article describes the final developmental stage of the symbiotic light organ system of squid host Euprymna scolopes with bacteria Vibrio fischeri. It also describes the period of late postembryonic development when particular tissues of the light organ mature which eventually mediate the functional squid-Vibrio fischeri symbiosis. A link is provided...

View Resource Bioluminescent Web Page

This highly acclaimed website includes information on bioluminescence research, myths, photos, organisms, chemistry, physiology, distribution and more. Features an absolute must-see bioluminescence photo gallery. Also includes submitted abstracts and journal citations concerning bioluminescence, as well as proceedings from several related symposia. The chemistry section has molecular diagrams and...

View Resource Creatures of Light

What exactly are "creatures of light?" As it happens, they are those organisms that employ bioluminescence, the "generation of light by living things." This dramatic online exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History complements an in situ exhibit that explores the world of these creatures. The materials here are divided into four primary sections, including Meet the Curator, Behind the...

View Resource International Society for Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence

This is a scientific organization for the study of bioluminescence and chemiluminescence in all life forms. Promotes application of luminescent chemistry as a biotechnology and analytical tool. Reports society purpose, meetings and membership. Offers an undergraduate curriculum on bioanalytical applications of luminescence, on CD. Lists web resources in bioluminescence, book lists targeting...

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