bioluminescence bioluminescence

Definition(s):

  • (n) luminescence produced by physiological processes (as in the firefly)

Usage(s):

  • Edmund Newton Harvey, 71, Princeton biology professor who developed the world's foremost laboratory for the study of bioluminescence, documented his discovery (Living Light .

News

  • Bioluminescence reveals deep-water motion in the Mediterranean

    In 2009 and 2010, the underwater neutrino telescope ANTARES detected an unusual phenomenon: the bioluminescence of deep-sea organisms suddenly increased, revealing an unexpected connection between biological activity -- bioluminescence -- and the motion of water masses in the deep ocean. Convective motion in the Gulf of Lion provides deep waters with oxygen and nutrients that boost biological ...
    on July 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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