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FFW

Sigma-Aldrich

Fireflies, whole, desiccated

for bioluminescence

technique(s)

toxicology assay: suitable

storage temp.

−20°C

Application

Fireflies have been used in several studies of bioluminescence. In particular, they may be used in assays to determine toxicity pathways because bioluminescence can quantitatively measure a wide range of biological activities.

Packaging

5 g in poly bottle

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Tamara N Kirillova et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 387(6), 2009-2016 (2007-01-24)
Bioluminescent reactions of luminous organisms are excellent models for studying the effects of heavy atoms on enzymatic processes. The effects of potassium halides with halide anions of different atomic weight were compared in bioluminescent reactions of the firefly (Luciola mingrelica)
Tamara N Kirillova et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 400(2), 343-351 (2011-02-22)
The paper investigates an application of luminescent bioassays to monitor the toxicity of organic halides. Effects of xanthene dyes (fluorescein, eosin Y, and erythrosin B), used as model compounds, on bioluminescent reactions of firefly Luciola mingrelica, marine bacteria Photobacterium leiognathi

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