The Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) is a protein composed of 238 amino acid residues (26.9 kDa) that exhibits bright green fluorescence when exposed to light in the blue to ultraviolet range.
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Wilkison, S. Lane, C., Kiefer, L
Green Florescent Protein
Wake Technical Community College MODEL3DBiology Project
Citation Year 2016 • Month March • Day 1
The green fluorescent protein is a bioluminescent protein that is commonly found in the Aequorea Victoria jellyfish and most recently found in the first ever reptile, the Hawksbill Sea Turtle. The 3D modeling project helped with the overall understanding of proteins and even 3D printing. At the end of the project, a 3D model of the GFP protein was created and modeled in front of the class.
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