the production of light by living organisms.
the production of light by living organisms as a result of the oxidation of a light-producing substance (luciferin) by the enzyme luciferase: occurs in many marine organisms, insects such as the firefly, etc
The emission of light by living organisms, such as fireflies, glowworms, and certain fish, jellyfish, plankton, fungi, and bacteria. It occurs when a pigment (usually luciferin) is oxidized without giving off heat. Although it is believed that bioluminescence is involved in animal communication, its function in many organisms has yet to be understood. Bioluminescence is a form of chemiluminescence. Compare chemiluminescence.
able to destroy life.
biological. biologist. biology. abbreviation biological biology biological biologist biology
Ecology. the amount of living matter in a given habitat, expressed either as the weight of organisms per unit area or as the volume of organisms per unit volume of habitat. Energy. organic matter, especially plant matter, that can be converted to fuel and is therefore regarded as a potential energy source. noun the total […]
a complex biotic community characterized by distinctive plant and animal species and maintained under the climatic conditions of the region, especially such a community that has developed to climax. noun a major ecological community, extending over a large area and usually characterized by a dominant vegetation See formation (sense 6) n. biome (bī’ōm’) A large […]