Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 19 Issue 02

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Volume 19, No. 2
Pages 155 - 157

BOOK REVIEW • Aglow in the Dark: The Revolutionary Science of Biofluorescence

Mikhail V. Matz
First Paragraph

Pieribone and Gruber’s book is not as much about science itself as about careers in science and the way discoveries are made. One-third of the book (the first four of the twelve chapters) is devoted to discoveries in bioluminescence. The next six chapters (five to ten) discuss fluorescence (in particular, fluorescence determined by proteins related to the Green Fluorescent Protein [GFP]). The last two chapters are about neuroscience and the ways GFP-derived fluorescence can help it.


Matz, M.V. 2006. Review of Aglow in the Dark: The Revolutionary Science of Biofluorescence, by V. Pieribone and D.F. Gruber. Oceanography 19(2):155–157, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.86.