New Fluorescent Protein

This new fluorescent protein could be a very useful addition to the fluorescent protein palate.

The brightest protein, called AausFP1, was nearly five times brighter than GFP that had been enhanced for more powerful fluorescence.

Besides being bright, AausFP1 doesn’t lose its glow when exposed to light, meaning that it could be used to image cells for an extended amount of time.

Brighter and extended fluorescence would be welcome in many applications.