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dc.contributor.advisorBoger, Dan C.
dc.contributor.advisorBuettner, Raymond R., Jr.
dc.contributor.advisorBordetsky, Alex
dc.contributor.advisorKarunasiri, Gamani
dc.contributor.advisorAlves, Fabio D.
dc.contributor.authorOros, Carl L.
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-13T22:46:46Z
dc.date.available2019-02-13T22:46:46Z
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/61235
dc.descriptionApproved for public release. distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe intriguing discovery that all living systems continuously emit endogenous, ultraweak photons has inspired numerous researchers to consider the information-bearing potential of biological photons as carriers of inter- and intracellular communication. In 1923, Alexander Gurwitsch first observed that a "morphogenetic field" in the form of ultraviolet light was involved in the regulation of plant cellular division. Over the last half century, the development of increasingly more sensitive photon detection technologies has revealed that a variety of plant, animal, and human cells continuously emit a low-intensity photoemission, which reflects the state of the organism's health. Wounded, stressed, and diseased cells tend to emit more light than healthy ones. It has also been suggested that photon emission and re-absorption in green leafy plants may provide for a dynamic communication feedback process. All of these observations and theoretic conjectures are dependent upon an actual photon emitter, and the primary plant emitters are chlorophyll molecules. In this research, corroborating evidence is provided to support recent research findings that the biophotonic signaling in wounded plant leaves is suppressed when in an oxygen-deficient environment. This novel research contributes to the body of plant wound-induced luminescence research and provides a novel methodology to measure this signaling phenomenon in vivo under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/biophotonemissio1094561235
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleBIOPHOTON EMISSION FROM PLANTS: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE UNDERSTANDING OF PLANT SIGNALINGen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentInformation Sciences (IS)
dc.subject.authorbiophotonsen_US
dc.subject.authorultraweak photon emissionen_US
dc.subject.authorUPEen_US
dc.subject.authorplant signalingen_US
dc.subject.authorwound-induced photon emissionen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Department of the Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameDoctor of Philosophy in Information Sciencesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelDoctoralen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Sciencesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid28599


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