green fluorescent protein(redirected from Green flourescent protein)
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green fluorescent protein[¦grēn flə¦res·ənt ′prō‚tēn]
(cell and molecular biology)
A protein that is produced by the bioluminescent jellyfish Aequorea victoria ; used to trace the synthesis, location, and movement of proteins of interest in cell biology research. Abbreviated GFP.
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