Bioluminescence : Bioluminescent Algae

The chemical reaction in this case is due to the oxidation of Luciferin (a name of a type of light emitting biological pigments, in nature we can find bioluminisentes animals such as worms, bacteria, some fish, jellyfish and fireflies.In this case it emits light algae known as Pyrocystis fusiformis, typically do not emit light, however if conditions are good, such as excess nutrients and proper sunlight, algae reproduce quickly and are unable to see the effect better, in fact the red tide has much to do with this phenomenon.

Advertisements