Earthworm Bioluminescence

3/5/99


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Earthworm Bioluminescence

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Emission spectra range from blue to orange

The luminescence in the exuded slime originates from coelomocytes.

Biochemical studies revealed the chemistry of earthworm bioluminescence (Bellisario et al., 1972; Rudie et al., 1976; Ohtsuka et al., 1976; Rudie et al., 1981)

Is all earthworm bioluminescence alike?

Author: John E. Wampler

Email: wampler@bchiris.bmb.uga.edu

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