Researcher observes saliva sample from a ferret
A researcher observes a saliva sample taken from a ferret. The saliva has been combined with a buffer containing a blue dye, which helps scientists track the sample while using a gel electrophoresis technique to separate mucins from other proteins in saliva.
[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant DEB 2049947.]
Learn more in the NSF Research News story How did slime, a marvel of biology, evolve?. (Date of image: July 2022; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Jan. 20, 2023)
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