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Keywords: firefly
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J Exp Biol (2001) 204 (16): 2795–2801.
Published: 15 August 2001
...GRAHAM S. TIMMINS; FRASER J. ROBB; CARMEN M. WILMOT; SIMON K. JACKSON; HAROLD M. SWARTZ SUMMARY Although many aspects of firefly bioluminescence are understood, the mechanism by which adult fireflies produce light as discrete rapid flashes is not. Here we examine the most postulated theory...
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J Exp Biol (1991) 157 (1): 565–571.
Published: 1 May 1991
... and O’Shea, 1977 , 1978 ; Whim and Evans, 1989 ), whereas those in the abdominal ganglia alter tension in visceral muscle ( Lange and Orchard, 1984 ). In fireflies, DUM neurones of the terminal abdominal ganglia control flashing by activating the photocytes of the lantern ( Christensen and Carlson, 1981...
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J Exp Biol (1986) 122 (1): 453–457.
Published: 1 May 1986
...Albert D. Carlson; Mary Jalenak ABSTRACT The biogenic amine, octopamine, has been proposed as the transmitter in the firefly light organ ( Evans, 1980 ; Robertson, 1981 ). Whereas initial studies implicated adrenaline ( Smalley, 1965 ; Carlson, 1968 a ), octopamine was found to be more potent...