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1. INTRODUCTION E×tremely weak, spontaneous light is emitted by plant cells previously adapted to darkness for a prolonged period of time as a result of oxidative reactions (for review see [t]).This pheno,nenon is also kuown as biophoton emission [2,3], biological chemilunlincscence [4,5] or ultraweak photon emission [2]. We have recently reported that dark-adapted spinach chloroplasts emit predominantly red (Z

Ultraweak photoemission from dark-adapted leaves and isolated chloroplasts.

Dark-adapted isolated spinach chloroplasts and leaves, unlike sub-chloroplast fractions, are capable of emitting ultraweak light spontaneously (50-125...
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