Accession Number : AD0723857

Title :   Biochemistry of the Luminescence of Marine Organisms.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 66-31 Aug 70,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Hastings,J. W.

Report Date : 17 DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A very brief summary is given of studies of the biochemistry of bioluminescence in marine organisms. The work was concerned primarily with three groups of organisms: Bacteria, Dinoflagellates and Coelenterates. Knowledge of the chemistry of this bioluminescence will be essential to an understanding of its role and control in the ocean, and in the ecological aspects thereof.

Descriptors :   (*LUMINESCENCE, *BIOCHEMISTRY), (*AQUATIC ANIMALS, LUMINESCENCE), BACTERIA, ALGAE, INVERTEBRATES, PLANKTON, MARINE BIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Biological Oceanography
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE