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Coral expressing fluorescent proteins (Image 1)

Coral expressing green and red fluorescent proteins

An IndoPacific Cyphastrea microphthalma coral expressing green and red fluorescent proteins. (Photographed using 450-500nm excitation light and a 500nm longpass emission filter.) [Image 1 of 3 related images. See Image 2.]

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The research characterizing fluorescent proteins from these organisms was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (grant MCB 09-20572), "RIG: Isolation, Characterization and Evolution of Fluorescent Proteins from Indo-Pacific and Caribbean Marine Organisms."

To learn more about the research, visit the Luminescent Labs website. (Date image taken: 2002; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Jan.5, 2018)

Credit: David Gruber and Vincent Pieribone
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