What are the features of Renilla GFP?
The jellyfish (Aequorea victoria
) and the sea pansy (Renilla reniformis
) both have GFPs, but sequence homology between the two proteins is only 23.9%. Because of this, antibodies to Renilla
GFP do not cross-react with jellyfish GFP.
GFP is as bright as EGFP, and its fluorescence lasts longer. Renilla
GFP is also less cytotoxic than EGFP.