GloFish- Genetically Modified Organisms Essay
What is a GloFish? GloFish is a genetically modified animal, a fluorescent zebra fish. It is made and then advertised by Yorktown technologies. It is a genetically modified organism (or GMO). The fish got the fluorescence from a red fluorescent protein from a sea anemone under the myosin light peptide 2 genes of zebra fish. The new green colored fish got is color from the extracted Green Fluorescent Protein that is taken from one jellyfish species called Aequorea victoria. These fish are beneficial for a lot of things including the economy, environment and the entertainment of the people.
Some genetically modified organism has contributed to help a global or local problem that is going on. The GloFish …show more content…
In conclusion, GloFish is a genetically modified Zebra fish. These GloFishes got their fluorescence from the fluorescent color protein found in some sea animals, like jellyfish. They are really colorful and sold as a pet to people. It is beneficial for both the environment and the economy. And it takes part in solving a global problem, water pollution. It helps detect if a water source is