Fluorescent protein candidate genes in the coral Acropora digitifera genome.

  title={Fluorescent protein candidate genes in the coral Acropora digitifera genome.},
  author={Chuya Shinzato and Eiichi Shoguchi and Makiko Tanaka and Noriyuki Satoh},
  journal={Zoological science},
  volume={29 4},
The vivid coloration of corals depends on fluorescent proteins that include cyan (CFP), green (GFP) and red (RFP) fluorescent proteins, and a non-fluorescent blue/purple chromoprotein. We examined how many genes encoding fluorescent proteins are present in the recently sequenced genome of the coral Acropora digitifera. Based on molecular phylogenetic analysis, we found one, five, one, and three candidate genes for CFP, GFP, RFP, and chromoprotein, respectively. The CFP and GFP genes are… CONTINUE READING
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