In , a protein named aequorin produces blue light which GFP converts into the green light emitted by the jellyfish’s photo organs.
This visibility under standard conditions is extremely rare; most other organisms have fluorescent proteins that are only visible if they are illuminated by external blue light sources.
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Why living things store amino acids for later use A look at the role of proteins in blood clotting Which haemotoxins are released by organisms to defend themselves against threats or to kill prey?
Which neurotoxins are released by organisms to defend themselves against threats or to kill prey?
Similarly, proteins, viruses, parasites and bacteria inside living cells can’t be seen by the naked eye under normal conditions.
But a technique using a fluorescent protein can light up cells’ molecular machinations like a microscopic flashlight.
Proteins are polymers of amino acids, and they do all sorts of incredible things.