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Symbiotic Bioluminescence


Explore the biology of the symbiotic relationship between the Hawaiian Bobtail squid and bioluminescent bacteria Vibrio fischeri.

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The Hawaiian Bobtail squid has a remarkable symbiotic relationship with a species of marine bacteria that can produce light by a controlled chemical reaction. Also featured on the HHMI DVD, Exploring Biodiversity: The Search for New Medicines, available free from HHMI.

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