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April 15, 2009

aequorin:protein of the aequorea victoria jellyfish

Filed under: Student posts @ 8:39 pm


The Aqequora Victoria jellyfish glows green using a protein called the green flourescent protien (GFP) and the photo above is a blue variant of GFP.  Calcium ions in the Aqeuora bind to the protein, releasing the blue light.

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  1.   rogersa — April 17, 2009 @ 11:32 am    

    Wow! This is really cool. It looks remarkably like a tattered fishing net… How appropriate!

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