Screening by coral green fluorescent protein (GFP)-like chromoproteins supports a role in photoprotection of zooxanthellae

@article{Smith2012ScreeningBC,
  title={Screening by coral green fluorescent protein (GFP)-like chromoproteins supports a role in photoprotection of zooxanthellae},
  author={Edward G Smith and Cecilia D’Angelo and Anya Salih and J{\"o}rg Wiedenmann},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2012},
  volume={32},
  pages={463-474}
}
Green fluorescent protein (GFP)-like pigments are responsible for the vivid colouration of many reef-building corals and have been proposed to act as photoprotectants. Their role remains controversial because the functional mechanism has not been elucidated. We provide direct evidence to support a photoprotective role of the non-fluorescent chromoproteins (CPs) that form a biochemically and photophysically distinct group of GFP-like proteins. Based on observations of Acropora nobilis from the… CONTINUE READING
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