Particulate Bioluininescence in Dinoflagellates: Dissociation and Partial Reconstitution

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Science  08 Sep 1972:
Vol. 177, Issue 4052, pp. 884-885
DOI: 10.1126/science.177.4052.884


With the same extraction conditions used for Gonyaulax polyedra, soluble and particulate bioluminescence can be isolated from two additional species, Pyrodinium bahamense and Pyrocystis lunula. We have been able, for all three species, to dissociate soluble luciferin and luciferase from the particulate system. Luciferin can be incorporated into both reacted and unreacted particulate systems.