Photoluminescence in fur

Reinhold, Linda Melissa (2023) Photoluminescence in fur. Masters (Research) thesis, James Cook University.

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Linda Reinhold researched photoluminescence (fluorescence and/or phosphorescence) in the fur of Wet Tropic mammals. She found that photoluminescence is common, the luminophores include porphyrins, the photoluminescence easily degrades, and nocturnal vertebrates do not respond to it. These results dispel recent assumptions that photoluminescent fur is a rare, visually functional trait.

Item ID: 80772
Item Type: Thesis (Masters (Research))
Keywords: photoluminescence, mammal fur, porphyrins, luminophores
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2023 Linda Melissa Reinhold
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[Chapter 2] Reinhold, Linda M., Rymer, Tasmin L., Helgen, Kristofer M., and Wilson, David T. (2023) Photoluminescence in mammal fur: 111 years of research. Journal of Mammalogy, 104 (4). pp. 892-906

Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2023 04:46
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3109 Zoology > 310914 Vertebrate biology @ 30%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3109 Zoology > 310901 Animal behaviour @ 30%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3109 Zoology > 310911 Animal structure and function @ 40%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280102 Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences @ 100%
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