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Fireflies revisited

Nature Photonics volume 2, pages 89 (2008) | Download Citation

A re-examination of firefly bioluminescence has revealed that the efficiency of light generation in fireflies is actually less than half the widely accepted value. The study also casts doubts over the mechanism that determines the colour of the emission.

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  1. Natalia Nikolaevna Ugarova is in the Chemistry Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow 119991, Russia.  unn@enz.chem.msu.ru

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