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Bioluminescence Aequorea aequorea
(Image A)

Caption:

Bioluminescence is a complex chemical reaction within a cell, which releases energy in the form of light. Researchers theorize that this illumination is a form of intra-species and inter-species communication. This natural light show can be seen in a wide variety of marine organisms, such as the Aequorea aequorea, pictured here.

The work on the photoprotein aequorin obtained from this jellyfish (Aequorea) was supported by NSF grants from 1960 until July, 2001.

[Image is 1 of 2 related images; see also, Bioluminescence Aequorea aequorea Image B.]

Bioluminescence <I>Aequorea aequorea</I><BR>(Image A)
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Credit: Credit Dr. Osamu Shimomura, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
Decade of Image: 1970 - 1979

Categories:

OCEAN SCIENCE / General

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JPEG Format - 6.21M - 1206 x 1800 pixel image - 300 DPI

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Permission to use this image is given only for the following purpose, as stated by the owner of the image:

--usage is restricted to non-commercial purposes only.

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