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Bacterial and Other "Luciferins"
Frank H. Johnson and Osamu Shimomura
Vol. 25, No. 11 (Nov., 1975), pp. 718-722
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1297451
Page Count: 5
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Fatty aldehydes found in luminous bacteria function in the same way as the luciferin of well-known "luciferin-luciferase" systems. The luciferins from three distinct types of luminescent organisms differ chemically from each other and from another type that is chemically identical among various types of organisms.
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