April 24, 2009

Glowing Animals

Do I detect a trend here... perhaps this is the new fashion in animals?

The picture you see is not of some kind of a gadget or a light shaped like a frog…this IS a real frog who was kind enough to eat a light and be photographed!
 

Then I read this about glowing puppies

A cloned beagle named Ruppy – short for Ruby Puppy – is the world's first transgenic dog. She and four other beagles all produce a fluorescent protein that glows red under ultraviolet light.
A team led by Byeong-Chun Lee of Seoul National University in South Korea created the dogs by cloning fibroblast cells that express a red fluorescent gene produced by sea anemones.

I am sure this research will have some potential use in humans...  but I hope these don't catch on as pets!!

2 comments:

  1. LOL! I love the frog! Interesting about the puppies! :) xx

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  2. Poor frog!

    We mated Sparky on Wednesday at long last. It was a strange experience when both bitch & dog were locked together for about 14 minutes. We have to take her to the vet in 30 days for a scan. Fingers crossed she will be blessed with puppies.

    CJ xx

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