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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Aequoreidae — various jellyfish.


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From the Latin aequoreus ("of or pertaining to the sea"), from aequor ("the sea").


  • On my first visit to Dr. Johnson's office, he took out a small vial containing white powder, and said "This is the freeze-dried light organs of the luminous jellyfish Aequorea, and it should emit light when mixed with water."

    Osamu Shimomura - Autobiography

  • I would like to add a note on the jellyfish Aequorea at Friday Harbor.

    Osamu Shimomura - Autobiography

  • However, he enthusiastically explained to me that Aequorea were very abundant in Friday Harbor, Washington State, and that they were brilliantly luminous.

    Osamu Shimomura - Autobiography

  • GFP was originally isolated from the jellyfish Aequorea victoria, which glows green when exposed to blue light.

    Boing Boing

  • Our research material, Aequorea, was really abundant.

    Osamu Shimomura - Autobiography

  • Between 1961 and 1988, we traveled to Friday Harbor and back to the East Coast 19 times (13 of which were road trips) and collected a total of about 850,000 Aequorea specimens to obtain aequorin for my research.

    Osamu Shimomura - Autobiography

  • My staff, my wife, my children, and some local students that we hired were of great assistance in the collection and processing of Aequorea.

    Osamu Shimomura - Autobiography

  • I describe our methods for collecting and extracting the luminescent material from Aequorea in my Nobel lecture.

    Osamu Shimomura - Autobiography

  • Off the west coast of North America, floats the jellyfish Aequorea victoria.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2008 - Illustrated Presentation

  • His successful work brought him to the US, where he collaborated with Professor Frank Johnson in the study of the green self-luminescence of the jellyfish Aequorea victoria, peacefully swimming in the waters of the Pacific Ocean outside Friday Harbor, Washington State.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2008 - Presentation Speech


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