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Coral expressing fluorescent proteins (Image 3)

Sscieractinian coral expressing red fluorescent proteins

A scieractinian coral, also called a staghorn coral, from the northern Red Sea expressing red fluorescent proteins. [Image 3 of 3 related images. Back to Image 1.]

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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: May 2010; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Dec. 5, 2018)

Credit: David Gruber and Vincent Pieribone

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