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brighter GFPs

Eric Spana spana at rascal.med.harvard.edu
Fri Jul 23 18:16:59 EST 1999

We've generated a few EGFP constructs here in the Perrimon Lab.  The
UAS-EGFP version with no localization signal is very bright with lots of
different drivers.  I've also generated a myristylated-EGFP with a nice
membrane localization.

Both are great in flies.  Apparently the jellyfish codon usage is pretty
bad, and the difference between human and fly is negligible within the EGFP.

Would these lines be of interest to the fly community in general?  If so,
I'll probably submit them to the stock center.

Eric P. Spana, PhD                            check flybase for my email
Department of Genetics
Harvard Medical School                         ph:  617.432.7548
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Boston, MA 02115

In article <3798B6AB.64A8F5E5 at cco.caltech.edu>, Rachel Kraut
<rkraut at cco.caltech.edu> wrote:

> Dear GFP users,
> Can anyone tell me what is the brightest GFP that people are using in
> flies nowadays? The ones from Clontech  (GFP and EGFP) all seem to be
> for mammalian systems. Are these OK for using in flies, or is there
> something better? I have an S65T version and  a double mutant with
> mutations at 65 and 167, from Andrea Brand. Neither of these seems to be
> bright enough for what I'm trying to do.
> Thanks for any help!
> Rachel

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