Fluorescent Islands

Fluorescent Islands



Giuliano Bellapadrone and Michael Elbaum, Department of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot


A confocal fluorescence (left) and differencial interference contrast (right) image of fluorescent protein aggregates isolated from bacteria. The fusion of yellow fluorescent protein and ferritin protein produces molecules with high self aggregation tendency that once expressed at high yields and isolated from E. coli tend to assemble in large molecular structures. Scale bar in the images is 50 micrometers.

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