energy source for GFP

Paul Kitts paulki at clontech.com
Tue Jan 9 16:51:55 EST 1996


wklimke at gpu.srv.ualberta.ca (William Klimke) wrote:
>
> Does GFP require an extraneous energy source to function, and if so, can this 
> energy source (I'm assuming that it's ATP) be supplied for example in the 
> media, or does it need to be supplied by the cell. 

The beauty of GFP is it does not need a biochemical source of energy.
It is fluorescent, i.e it absorbs the exciting light and reemits it 
at a longer wavelength.

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