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Firefly - Wikipedia

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Light production in fireflies is due to a type of chemical reaction called bioluminescence. This process occurs in ...

How and why do fireflies light up? - Scientific American

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Fireflies produce a chemical reaction inside their bodies that allows them to light up. This type of light production is called bioluminescence. The method by ...

CHEMISTRY OF FIREFLY BIOLUMINESCENCE

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Biochemical Reactions of Bioluminescence Firefly bioluminescence is a multi- step process that is outlined in Eqs 1-3 in Figure 3. Luc represents firefly luciferase ...

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

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Jul 24, 2015 ... Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright ... Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence. ... But until recently, the actual chemical reactions that produce the firefly's light have been ...

bioluminescence | chemical reaction | Britannica.com

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Apr 15, 2016 ... Bioluminescence results from a chemical reaction ... Other fireflies possibly rely on colour differences in the light signals between sexes.

Firefly Luciferase

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Firefly luciferase is a euglobulin protein that catalyses the oxygenation of luciferin ... The reaction proceeds in two parts: the adenylation of luciferin, followed by the ... of the active site to exclude water can alter the colour of bioluminescence.

Bioluminescence: Fireflies and the Future | Serendip Studio

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Jan 4, 2008 ... Organisms that produce light are referred to bioluminescent beings. ... This is because fireflies create light due to a chemical reaction that ...

How do fireflies light up? | HowStuffWorks

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This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms ... The luciferin-luciferase chemical reaction has been used for years to measure  ...

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Jul 10, 2012 ... Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism as a result of a chemical reaction during which chemical energy is ...

PDF(327K) - Wiley Online Library

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ture of the bioluminescent reaction where each isomer, D-LH2 or L-LH2, has a .... Firefly luciferin (LH2) has the chemical formula [(S)-2-(6. 0. - hydroxy-2. 0.