from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In entomology, one of the luminous organs of certain insects, situated in the thorax or abdomen.
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Bacterial symbionts induce light-organ morphogenesis in squid.
In the squid symbiont V. fischeri ES114, RscS controls light-organ colonization by inducing the Syp exopolysaccharide,
Molecular analysis showed that genes that produce key visual proteins are expressed in light-organ tissues, including genes similar to those that occur in the retina.