013-Bioluminescence - Dinoflagellates Trinidad 100m...

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Dinoflagellates Trinidad
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dysphotic 100m
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The Electromagnetic Radiation Spectrum Only green and blue wavelengths pass through water a great distance.
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Light Penetration in the Ocean
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What color/wavelength of light will animals use? dysphotic
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Types of light production: 1. incandescence – light bulb 2. luminescence- fluorescence bulb What is the difference between these types of light? Bioluminescence: a chemical reaction
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What organisms that you know of have bioluminescence? Bioluminescence evolved in several kingdoms. Evolution: In early evolution, O 2 was toxic. Some organisms were able to convert it to a nontoxic substance, which had the tendency to produce photons of light. This may have had a selective advantage to some organisms. Not found in freshwater organisms.
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luciferase Luciferin + O 2 oxyluciferin + light
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Bacterial Intrinsic Photobacterium
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(bacterial) Light emitting organ
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2011 for the course OCN 201 taught by Professor Decarlo,e during the Summer '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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013-Bioluminescence - Dinoflagellates Trinidad 100m...

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