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Definition: 'Luciferases'

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luciferases

Type: Term

Pronunciation: lū-sif′ĕr-ās-ĕz

Definitions:
1. Enzymes present in certain luminous organisms that act to bring about the oxidation of luciferins; energy produced in the process is liberated as bioluminescence; such enzymes can be used to detect very low concentrations of metabolites.




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