Nealson, Kenneth H. Center for Great Lakes Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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The production of visible light (usually blue-green) by bacteria. The phenomenon of bacterial luminescence is seen in many species of several genera, including Vibrio, Photobacterium, Alteromonas, and Xenorhabdus. With very few exceptions, the light produced is blue-green. See also: Bacteria; Bioluminescence; Light
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