The production and emission of light by a living organism.

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Does bioluminescence communcation occur on macroscopic level?

Some bacteria are known to communicate using bioluminescence (quorum sensing). Do we observe the same phenomena in any macroscopic species?
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Why bacteria produce light?

After seeing this video I am curious to know why the free living bacteria produce light. What advantage will they have ? Or is it just an "unintentional" result of one of their pathways ?
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Bioluminescence and photovoltaics

I work in the PV industry and was asked a question recently during a presentation. Could Bioluminescence provide enough light to power a PV array during off peak hours? I understand the PV portion and ...
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Can Bioluminescence drive photosynthesis?

I'm trying to construct an anaerobic kitchen-waste digester at home. The major output from the digester is methane - with a significant component of carbon dioxide. To scrub/reduce the CO2 I was ...
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What are the major evolutionary pressures for Bioluminescence?

What are the major evolutionary pressures for Bioluminescence?
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Does bioluminescence occur in humans too?

I read that Japanese researchers have developed very sensitive camera that recorded bioluminescence in humans; is it possible and if so what is the mechanism behind it?
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What type of CCD system is required to take photos of luciferase

I'm working with luciferase and I want to be able to take a photo of it. The trouble is, I can see the luciferase glowing in all of its glory in front of me but no matter how hard I try, I can't take ...