NANFA-- Green florescent Protein Zebrafish

David Lains (
Tue, 19 Jun 2001 14:17:08 -0700

The are amazing! I'm ok with genetic modifications as long as they stay in
the lab. I just say an article about Monsanto (or who ever makes round up)
suing a farmer in Canada for patent infringement for saving his canola seeds
of a strain he has been cultivating for years. The problem is the Roundup
resistant gene got into his seeds through open pollination but the law is
the law and he doesn't have a license to use the gene. He's SOL.

Anyway the GFP zebrafish will not likely end up in a petco because like the
round up gene it is patented and designated for research only. There are a
number of expressions of the gene from total glowing animals which look
unreal under black light to ones that only express the gene in growing
neurons. Many useful expressions for developmental biologist but it would
be cool if more people could see them.

They just created the first GFP primate up in Portland Or, a squirrel monkey
or the like. It's getting a little to close to home!

Eugene Or

Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 13:40:47 -0500
From: "William Allen jr." <>
Subject: Re: NANFA-- [Fwd: New Algae]

Hey, whatever happened to the zebra danios that someone implanted jellyfish
genes in so they'd glow in the dark. I haven't seen them in Petco yet. I
guess that's not as bad as dyeing glassfish or parrot cichlids!

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