Fireflies Bioluminescence Lab

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An unusual form of biological work is the production of light. Conduct research online to determine how fireflies use ATP energy to produce their well-known flashes of light. How efficient is this process?
Fireflies are able to light up because inside their body, there there is a chemical reaction produced. The light production is also known as bioluminescence. The best known example of bioluminescence is the production of light by fireflies. In presence of luciferase, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and the chemical luciferin in the presence produce light when oxygen combines with calcium. A firefly’s light is cold light and causes less energy is lost as heat which makes it special than light bulb. In a light bulb, a lot of heat in addition to
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