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Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat


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Posted by Merry on July 06, 2012 at 10:02:00:

In Reply to: Testing link and code posted by Merry on July 05, 2012 at 09:54:43:

A closer look at the bell margin reveals pale green photoreceptors, which contains (the famous) green fluorescent protein (GFP).

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Coupled to and activated by another molecule, GFP emits green bioluminescence in a narrow ring around the umbrella. The luminescence can only be seen under ultraviolet light. Here’s a cool image of that as the light source changes:

It was from these photoorgans that GFP was first isolated by Osamu Shimomura in 1962.



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