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Reviewing the relevance of fluorescence in biological systems

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Abstract

Fluorescence is emitted by diverse living organisms. The analysis and interpretation of these signals may give information about their physiological state, ways of communication among species and the presence of specific chemicals. In this manuscript we review the state of the art in the research on the fluorescence emitted by plant leaves, fruits, flowers, avians, butterflies, beetles, dragonflies, millipedes, cockroaches, bees, spiders, scorpions and sea organisms and discuss its relevance in nature.

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Submitted
26 Mar 2015
Accepted
26 May 2015
First published
27 May 2015

Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2015,14, 1538-1559
Article type
Perspective
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Reviewing the relevance of fluorescence in biological systems

M. G. Lagorio, Gabriela. B. Cordon and A. Iriel, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2015, 14, 1538
DOI: 10.1039/C5PP00122F

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