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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 187-193
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.022


Bioluminescence in Insect
I. Yimjenjang Longkumer and Ram Kumar*
Department of Entomology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Bihar-848125, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Bioluminescence is defined as the emission of light from a living organism that performs some biological function. Bioluminescence is one of the oldest fields of scientific study almost dating from the first written records of the ancient Greeks. This article describes the investigations of insect luminescence and the crucial role imparted in the activities of insect. Many facets of this field are easily accessible for investigation without need for advanced technology and so, within the History of Science, investigations of bioluminescence played a significant role in the establishment of the scientific method, and also were among the many visual phenomena to be accounted for in developing a theory of light.


Keywords: Fireflies, Bioluminescence, Luciferin
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Yimjenjang Longkumer, I. and Ram Kumar. 2018. Bioluminescence in Insect.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 187-193. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.022