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Bioluminescent microalgae

Bioluminescent microalgae
Bioluminescent microalgae
Some phytoplankton species, specifically members of the dinoflagellates, possess the remarkable ability to produce bioluminescence. Many bioluminescent species are globally distributed and some form blooms, which may sometimes be harmful. The bioluminescence system of dinoflagellates is unique from a biochemical, cellular and evolutionary perspective. Regulatory aspects of bioluminescence in relation to cellphysiology remain largely unknown, as does the ecological niche of light-producing organisms. Meanwhile, in the field, bioluminescence has been used to study ecological
dynamics within the plankton and to monitor toxic blooms. Studies on dinoflagellate bioluminescence have shed like on fundamental processes like cellular mechanotransduction, circadian rhythms and evolution of gene structure. The molecular components of the reaction have been used as reporters in biomedical applications and whole cells have been used to visualize fluid flow. Herein, we introduce key concepts and discuss current research that involves bioluminescent dinoflagellates. The research being conducted spans several different fundamental and applied fields, highlighting the vast
benefits that dinoflagellate bioluminescence studies offer to biology and engineering.
9781910190272
107-131
Caister Academic Press
Valiadi, Martha
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Marcinko, Charlotte
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Loukas, Chris
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Iglesias-Rodriguez, Debora
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Tsaloglou, Maria-Nefeli
Valiadi, Martha
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Marcinko, Charlotte
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Loukas, Chris
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Iglesias-Rodriguez, Debora
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Tsaloglou, Maria-Nefeli

Valiadi, Martha, Marcinko, Charlotte, Loukas, Chris and Iglesias-Rodriguez, Debora (2016) Bioluminescent microalgae. In, Tsaloglou, Maria-Nefeli (ed.) Microalgae: current research and applications. Caister-on-Sea, GB. Caister Academic Press, pp. 107-131.

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Abstract

Some phytoplankton species, specifically members of the dinoflagellates, possess the remarkable ability to produce bioluminescence. Many bioluminescent species are globally distributed and some form blooms, which may sometimes be harmful. The bioluminescence system of dinoflagellates is unique from a biochemical, cellular and evolutionary perspective. Regulatory aspects of bioluminescence in relation to cellphysiology remain largely unknown, as does the ecological niche of light-producing organisms. Meanwhile, in the field, bioluminescence has been used to study ecological
dynamics within the plankton and to monitor toxic blooms. Studies on dinoflagellate bioluminescence have shed like on fundamental processes like cellular mechanotransduction, circadian rhythms and evolution of gene structure. The molecular components of the reaction have been used as reporters in biomedical applications and whole cells have been used to visualize fluid flow. Herein, we introduce key concepts and discuss current research that involves bioluminescent dinoflagellates. The research being conducted spans several different fundamental and applied fields, highlighting the vast
benefits that dinoflagellate bioluminescence studies offer to biology and engineering.

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Published date: January 2016
Organisations: Ocean and Earth Science

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Local EPrints ID: 385554
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/385554
ISBN: 9781910190272
PURE UUID: dd1a83c0-66e8-48c9-b15a-404e761091e6
ORCID for Charlotte Marcinko: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5369-3950

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Date deposited: 07 Jan 2016 09:32
Last modified: 12 Dec 2021 04:28

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Author: Martha Valiadi
Author: Chris Loukas
Author: Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez
Editor: Maria-Nefeli Tsaloglou

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