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Students from Reed College explains Dinoflagellates’ bioluminescent behaviour

Bioluminescence is a phenomenon in which an organism produces and emits light. This ability can be seen in wide range of disparate organisms, the most common example being the firefly. Our focus is on the bioluminescent behavior of dinoflagellates. Dinoflagellates are sometimes called  “Pyrrohophyta,” meaning ‘fire plants’ because of some species’ ability to chemically produce Continue reading Students from Reed College explains Dinoflagellates’ bioluminescent behaviour