Luciferase

Luciferase

(Science: enzyme) An enzyme from firefly tails that catalyses the production of light in the reaction between luciferin and atp. Used by the male firefly for producing light to attract females and used in the laboratory in a chemiluminescence bioassay for atp. An oxidising enzyme acting on luciferin, a substance that gives certain organisms an ability to emit light.


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