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Aglow in the dark : the revolutionary science of biofluorescence

Author: Vincent Pieribone; David F Gruber
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of green fluorescent protein from its discovery in the early 1960s to its current uses in the twenty-first century, and explores how the compound has changed the field of molecular biology.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Pieribone; David F Gruber
ISBN: 0674019210 9780674019218 9780674024137 0674024133
OCLC Number: 60321612
Description: xii, 263 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: Living light --
Fireflies of the sea --
From the fires of Nagasaki --
The secret of the jellyfish's flicker --
The light at the end of the rainbow --
Illuminating the cell --
Glow worms --
Fluorescent spies --
A rosy dawn --
Shimmering reefs --
Lighting up the brain --
Glowing thoughts.
Responsibility: Vincent Pieribone and David F. Gruber.

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In the early 1960s, in a small shack on the Washington coast, a young Japanese scientist performed an experiment to determine what made a certain jellyfish glow. The substance he discovered, green  Read more...

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