Re: Even more testing

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Posted by Merry on July 06, 2012 at 12:58:17:

In Reply to: More testing posted by Merry on July 06, 2012 at 10:02:00:

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


Coupled with and activated by another protein, 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 the jelly as the light source changes:

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

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