Accession Number : AD0164150

Title :   Bacterial Lamp.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Soli,Giorgio

Report Date : 04 JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The invention relates to a bacterial light source, more particularly, it relates to a lamp based on luminous bacteria. Research programs are being carried out in the biological field exploring the utility of certain species of bacteria which are capable of emitting visible light. Devices using luminous bacteria as a light source for human use, for example by divers, has been heretofore unfeasible because the light emitted by such bacteria under normal conditions, both in the natural environment and in the laboratory, is very low. The present invention is directed to a bacterial lamp using a new culture medium which greatly enhances the intensity of the light and sustains its output. The lamp provides a light source useful for divers who swim at depth in the ocean to illuminate the environment around them with a light which simulates the light of marine luminescent organisms.

Descriptors :   (*Lamps, *Bacteria), (*Bioluminescence, Bacteria), (*Patents, Lamps), Light, Divers, Underwater light

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE