A short story of aequorin.

  title={A short story of aequorin.},
  author={Osamu Shimomura},
  journal={The Biological bulletin},
  volume={189 1},
  • O. Shimomura
  • Published 1 August 1995
  • Environmental Science
  • The Biological bulletin
One day in the fall of 1960, shortly after my arrival at Princeton from Japan, Dr. Frank Johnson showed me a small jar containing a spoonful of white powder. He explained that the powder was a freeze dried “squeezate” made from the luminous jellyfish Aequorea, and that it would emit light when mixed with water. He asked me if I would be interested in studying the bioluminescence of this jellyfish. The powder did not emit any light when moistened. But I was quite impressed by Dr. Johnson’s… 
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