Item description for Bioluminescence: Chemical Principles And Methods by Osamu Shimomura...
This book, written by a distinguished scientist in the field, provides a comprehensive overview of the biochemical aspects of all luminous organisms currently known. It is the first and only book that provides chemical information on all known bioluminescence systems, in a single volume. Some 35 different types of bioluminescence organisms are discussed in 10 chapters. The descriptions include: a history of the discovery of luminescence substances such as luciferins, luciferases and photoproteins; the process of research, explaining how luminescent substances have been isolated and purified; the properties of luminescent substances; and the reaction modes and mechanisms involved, as interpreted currently. Important experimental data and graphs are included in the book, making time-consuming reference searches almost unnecessary. Helpful advice for experimentalists is given in an appendix.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.95 lbs.
Release Date Sep 11, 2006
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9812568018 ISBN13 9789812568014
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great book written by a recent Nobel laureate Apr 2, 2009
This is a great book to understand and be familiar with bioluminescence which exist everywhere in the our surrounding lives. The book describes what you would like to know about bioluminescence including historical point of view and the author's life work dedicated for studying bioluminescence. The author was awarded 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovery of green fluorescent protein, GFP, in the jellyfish that made huge impact in biomedical science by allowing visualization of protein behavior in vivo.