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Britton Perea Professor PartinBIO 1080 Life in the SeaFebruary 20 20181.Bioluminescent systems have coevolved with visual systems and complex behavioral systems. Explain this statement and give at least two specific examples.2.How do symbiotic luminescent systems differ from intrinsic luminescent systems? What are the advantages/disadvantages of each type of luminescence?
3.What is aposematism? Describe a scenario where luminescence acts asan aposematic signal. What are the advantages of evolving such behaviors?Aposematism is a lot like mimicry. When to organisms look similar but aren’t always the same. One has bioluminescent pattern. It can help them not get hunted by preditors.4.Why would bioluminescence be important in the mesopelagic and the deep sea? How do the functions of luminescence differ in different parts of the ocean?Because they can benefit other organisms and provide bacteria to organismswho cannot. Luminescence functions are tightly coupled and coevolved along ith their complex behaviors.5.Compare and contrast the different mechanisms of luminescence. What are the advantages of one system over another?Their mechanisms are mating, feeding and to avoid being eaten. I would say mating has its advantages over all of its mechanisms because bioluminescent organisms have to adequate visual receptors to receive the luminescence.