Systematic distribution of bioluminescence in living organisms

J Biolumin Chemilumin. 1987 May;1(3):147-63. doi: 10.1002/bio.1170010303.


A list of the genera of living organisms known or believed to contain luminous species is provided in the Appendix, in a systematic context. The constraints on the accuracy of such a list and some aspects of the apparent distribution of bioluminescence are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Classification*
  • Luminescent Measurements*