TITLE

Glowing protein acts as thermometer

AUTHOR(S)
Reilly, Michael
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
New Scientist;9/1/2007, Vol. 195 Issue 2619, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how scientists are able to use a green fluorescent protein derived from bioluminescent jellyfish in order to determine the temperature in a lab-on-a-chip. The protein glows when submersed in a liquid, blinking rapidly when the liquid is cold and slowing as the liquid becomes warmer. Scientists have been able to determine temperature by observing the speed of blinking.
ACCESSION #
27032401

 

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