Invesigation: Aliivibrio Fischeri
Here can be found all the information around the specimen.
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- This specimen is found globally in marine environments.
- Is found in very low quantities in almost all oceans of the world in temperate or subtropical water, lives as a symbiont in the light organ of certain fish and squid species. Grows at temperatures of 24°.
- The bioluminescence of A. Fischeri is caused by transcription of the lux operon, which is induced through population-dependent quorum sensing. The population of this specimen needs to reach an optimal level to activate the lux operon and stimulate light production.
- Many people have work with this specimen trying to make their own version of the medium. Common ingredients in most media include Tryptone, yeast extract, glycerol, and roughly 3% NaCl by weight.
- NaCl 30 g
- Glycerol 1 g
- Pepton (Bacxto-peptone) 10 g
- Meat extract 3 g
- Made up with distilled water to 1000 ml