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Issue 9, 2015
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Reviewing the relevance of fluorescence in biological systems

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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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The article was received on 26 Mar 2015, accepted on 26 May 2015 and first published on 27 May 2015

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C5PP00122F
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Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2015,14, 1538-1559

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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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