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Koreans breed glowing cats

December 13 2007

Specialists from the National University of Gieongsang in South Korea presented the first copies of cloned cats. Fur of these animals glow in the dark under ultraviolet light.

Such an unusual effect was achieved thanks to a special kind of fluorescent protein RFP, put into their body. Research began five years ago, and were led by Professor Kong Ilkeuna. Today, scientists on the basis of the Angora breeds can clone a cat with red and green hair. According to

And one of the cats, which proizvedshela born cloned offspring have been born three kittens, but one was dead. However, in its cells, researchers found the presence of fluorescent proteins.

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