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Forma, Vol. 27 (Special Issue), pp. S45-S48, 2012
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Biophoton: Collection of Photon-Images

Shoichi Kai

Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Graduate School of Systems Life Science, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
E-mail address: skai@athena.ap.kyushu-u.ac.jp

(Received July 4, 2012; Accepted July 11, 2012)

Abstract. Biophoton emission is the ultra-weak chemiluminescence observed from many living systems. The origin of biophoton is the reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced from biochemical reactions in metabolic processes, for example, mitochondrial aerobic respiration. Usually such toxic ROS are detoxified by ROS scavengers in common living systems and almost no biophoton is detected. If a living system is in unpleasant states due to environmental changes as well as biological stresses, the concentration of ROS increases. As a result more biophoton is radiated from such living systems. In the present essay, a typical image of photon-radiation from plants is shown by using a high sensitive photo-sensor.

Keywords: Biophoton Image, Stress, Infestation, Elicitor, Self-Defense Action, ROS


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