Wildlife Collective
Wildlife Collective is a blog created by Marta, a twenty-three year old wildlife conservation/zoology enthusiast. This blog was created for purpose of sharing photos and information about some of the most beautiful creatures that we share our planet with.

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Glowing Animals: Pictures of Beasts Shining for ScienceCatHow does it glow?  Red fluorescent protein, introduced via a virus into cloned DNA, which was implanted in cat eggs, then implanted in mother (2007)  What can we learn?  Scientists at Gyoengsang National University in South Korea both cloned a Turkish Angora house cat and made it fluorescent—as shown in the glowing cat (left) photographed in a dark room under ultraviolet light. (The nonfluorescent cat, at right, appears green in these conditions.)  The scientists weren’t the first to clone a cat—they weren’t even the first to clone a fluorescent cat. But they were the first to clone a cat that fluoresces red.  It’s hoped that the red glow, which appears in every organ of the cats, will improve the study of genetic diseases. Photo © Choi Byung-kil/Yonhap via AP 

Glowing Animals: Pictures of Beasts Shining for Science

Cat

How does it glow?  Red fluorescent protein, introduced via a virus into cloned DNA, which was implanted in cat eggs, then implanted in mother (2007)  

What can we learn?  Scientists at Gyoengsang National University in South Korea both cloned a Turkish Angora house cat and made it fluorescent—as shown in the glowing cat (left) photographed in a dark room under ultraviolet light. (The nonfluorescent cat, at right, appears green in these conditions.)  
The scientists weren’t the first to clone a cat—they weren’t even the first to clone a fluorescent cat. But they were the first to clone a cat that fluoresces red.  It’s hoped that the red glow, which appears in every organ of the cats, will improve the study of genetic diseases. 

Photo © Choi Byung-kil/Yonhap via AP 

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