Research on Bioluminescence.
Final rept. 1970-1974,
PRINCETON UNIV N J DEPT OF BIOLOGY
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The report reviews the research on bioluminescence under the subject contract, briefly listing the luminescence systems of the various types of bioluminescent organisms investigated with the objectives of isolating the determining the properties and the chemical structure of the essential reactants also, the reaction mechanisms and specific products involved in the process of light emission and factors influencing the photon yield. Brief discussions are included concerning accomplishments under previous contracts, as well as the significance of bioluminescence and background of research in this area.