The photograph of the jellyfish in the header image was taken by Jeff Kubina and is in the public domain.  This is not a image of  Aequorea Victoria (the jellyfish used to isolate the first GFP - see below).  This is a brightfield image using reflected light, and is therefore not a fluorrescent image.  On the other hand, the photograph of the colored vials is a fluorescent image of various mutant Fluorescent Proteins that were isolated and purified by Nathan Shanner in our laboratory.  The image was taken using UV excitation and a digital SLR with an emission filter over the lens.  The emission filter prevents the excitation light from directly reaching the CCD sensor.


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