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A comparison of fluorescence in two sympatric scorpion species

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30371 44474 2008 5 PDF Available
Title
A comparison of fluorescence in two sympatric scorpion species
Abstract

In order to test the feasibility of scorpion fluorescence as an indicator of gender and/or species identity, a comparison of the fluorescence spectra between genders across two sympatric species of scorpions (Vaejovis confusus Stahnke 1940 and Paruroctonus shulovi Williams 1970) was conducted. Each spectrum was represented in a simple multivariate analysis by its peak wavelength and width at 90% of peak intensity. No difference between genders was found, but a statistically significant difference between species was detected. The potential of fluorescence as a basis for species recognition based on this difference is discussed in the context of what is known about scorpion vision and discriminatory abilities.

Keywords
Scorpions; Fluorescence; Spectroscopy; Gender; Discrimination
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology - Volume 91, Issues 2–3, 29 May 2008, Pages 132–136
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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