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just a question

Post by mutakimutawaki » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:20 pm

almost no sunlight penetrates into the deep ocean. however, many fish that live there attract prey and potential mates by producing thier own light. where does that light come from?

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Post by kotoreru » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:39 pm

I really cant say I know the precise chemistry behind 'Bioluminescence' but here are two good places to start:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioluminescence
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http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/basics/firefly/

Be careful you dont confuse all this with 'biofluorescence', as that is something very different...

Hope that helps.
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Post by MrMistery » Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:37 pm

google luciferase
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tnx mr. kotoreru

Post by mutakimutawaki » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:46 am

tnx u very much for that link

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Post by dr. dugmore » Wed May 09, 2007 10:49 am

please note: wikipedia is a online databace that anyone can edit, the infomation is not always correct ( i often pride myself in correcting them), make sure to double check the infomation you find on wikipedia.

one of my teachers does not accept wikipedia in our biblograhpys for this reason
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Post by kotoreru » Wed May 09, 2007 12:45 pm

It's true about Wikipedia...but its not entirely useless.
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Post by Jacob » Wed May 09, 2007 3:30 pm

I was looking up something on Wikipedia (en) recently (I can't quite remember what it was about though). The whole article was edited so that it contained swear words all the way through. Sometimes it isn't that obvious though. When anyone can edit something, there will always be some people who will deliberately mess it up. All of my chemistry information from Wikipedia is correct (or at least backed up by at least one other source). But it's always worth checking :wink:

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