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Biophoton emission in synchronously developing population of early Drosophila embryos
Author(s): Yu-Ming Zhou; Mae-Wan Ho; John P. Bolton; Marziale Milani; Michele Costato; Francesco Musumeci
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Paper Abstract

Ultraweak biophoton emission has been recorded in synchronously developing populations of early Drosophila embryos. On being stimulated briefly with white light within the first 40 minutes of development, a new kind of luminescence is observed in the form of superdelayed, intense flashes. We assume that the initial light stimulation sets up some kind of coherent interaction inside the system and develop a phenomenological number-phase-angle model to give a general interpretation of the superdelayed radiation patterns.

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Date Published: 25 November 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2929, Effects of Low-Power Light on Biological Systems II, (25 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260000
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Yu-Ming Zhou, Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
Mae-Wan Ho, Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
John P. Bolton, Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
Marziale Milani, Univ. degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
Michele Costato, Univ. degli Studi di Modena (Italy)
Francesco Musumeci, Univ. degli Studi di Catania (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2929:
Effects of Low-Power Light on Biological Systems II
Giulio Jori; Tiina I. Karu, Editor(s)

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