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Amphioxus (2 of 3)

Caption: Amphioxus fluorescence is only very intense in specific areas of the mouth. The remainder of the body shows less or no fluorescence.  This discrepancy in fluorescence distribution is possible because the 16 GFPs of amphioxus have different fluorescent capacities.

Credit: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

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