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Cryptic bioluminescence in a midwater shrimp.
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PMID:  17776046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The mesopelagic shrimp Sergestes similis emits ventrally directed bioluminescence that closely matches the intensity of downward-directed illumination and is able to rapidly modify its light output to match changes in background intensity. Masking experiments show that the photoreceptors involved are the compound eyes or adjacent tissues. Light emission originates from modified portions of the hepatopancreas and is similar to oceanic light in angular distribution and spectral characteristics. Normally oriented animals respond minimally to upward-directed light.
Authors:
J A Warner; M I Latz; J F Case
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  203     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1979 Mar 
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Created Date:  2010-06-08     Completed Date:  2010-07-02     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1109-10     Citation Subset:  -    
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