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Intracellular Bacteria in the Light Organ of the Deep Sea Angler Fish, Melanocetus murrayi

William H. Hulet and George Musil
Copeia
Vol. 1968, No. 3 (Aug. 31, 1968), pp. 506-512
DOI: 10.2307/1442019
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1442019
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Intracellular Bacteria in the Light Organ of the Deep Sea Angler Fish, Melanocetus murrayi
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Abstract

Luminescence of the light organ in ceratioid fishes has been attributed to bacteria. Electron micrographs have shown that the glandular cells of the light-emitting area contain cytoplasmic micro-organisms identifiable as bacteria. This close anatomical relationship suggests the possibility that some form of symbiosis is intimately concerned with light emission.

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