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Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP)

  1. Leila D Hebshi1,
  2. Brigitte M Angres1,
  3. Xianqiang L Li2,
  4. Steven R Kain3

Published Online: 16 JUL 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002663.pub2



How to Cite

Hebshi, L. D., Angres, B. M., Li, X. L. and Kain, S. R. 2007. Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP). eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    CLONTECH Laboratories Inc., Palo Alto, California, USA

  2. 2

    Genemed Biotechnologies Inc., San Francisco, California, USA

  3. 3

    Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUL 2007

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Green fluorescent protein (GFP), a fluorescent molecule, found in the jellyfish Aequorea victoria, is a useful reporter molecule for in vitro and whole organism gene expression studies. Several modifications have produced an important class of reporter molecules with superior monitoring capabilities.


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