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Table 8 Details of luciferases and related proteins included in the phylogenetic analysis (Fig. 5)

From: Comparative RNA seq analysis of the New Zealand glowworm Arachnocampa luminosa reveals bioluminescence-related genes

Organism Name/accession number of protein Function Catalyses bioluminescence with firefly luciferin? Reference
Arachnocampa luminosa (glowworm) 64201_seq1 candidate luciferase Not tested -
Arachnocampa luminosa (glowworm) 64201_seq2 candidate luciferase Not tested -
Arachnocampa luminosa (glowworm) 62762 candidate luciferase Not tested -
Photinus pyralis (North American firefly) luciferase/P08659 luciferase Yes [14]
Luciola cruciata (Japanese firefly) luciferase/P13129-1 luciferase Yes [14]
Luciola cruciata (Japanese firefly) LcLL1/BAE80728 luciferase-like protein No [42, 65]
Luciola cruciata (Japanese firefly) LcLL2/BAE80729 luciferase-like protein No [42, 65]
Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) CG6178 firefly luciferase homolog (closest homolog to firefly luciferase in D. melanogaster) No [65]
Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) pdgy/NP_572988 acyl Co-A synthetase Not tested [66]
Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) CG4830 predicted acyl-CoA synthetase No [65]
Aedes aegypti (mosquito) AAEL000101-PA AMP-dependent CoA ligase homolog Not tested -
Tenebrio molitor (mealworm) TmLL-1/BAE95689 luciferase-like protein No [67]
Tenebrio molitor (mealworm) BAE95690/TM-LL2 acyl-CoA synthase No [67]
Tenebrio molitor (mealworm) TmLL-3/BAE95691 luciferase-like protein No [67]
Zophobas morio (giant mealworm) Luc-like luciferase-like protein Weak bioluminescence [43]