Bioluminescence: from protein structure to biosensing applications

For those interested, the second issue of Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences contains a collection of papers on the theme of bioluminescence guest edited by Vadim Viviani. Several topics are addressed in this issue, including structure and function relationships of luciferases and other accessory proteins of different bioluminescent systems, mechanisms of bioluminescence of Cypridina and firefly luciferases, and biotechnological applications of multicolor luciferases. The front cover shows a larva from the Phrixothrix hiatus, a nice worm expressing two different coloured luciferases. The red-one is particularly appealing for reasons I previously posted.