four examples of deap sea bioluminescence in a sea worm and three comb jellies (ctenophores), known 1-4 as: tomopteris; mnemiopsis leidyi; beroe forskalii; lampocteis cruentiventer. from the IMAX documentary ‘into the deep’
Beautiful creatures…but how do their bioluminescent genes work? Here’s an interview with UCSC’s Meghan Powers who is studying the bioluminescent genes in these types of comb jellies. Her research could lead to biomedical tools that illuminate and target disease cells or tissues.