A protein secreted by certain jellyfish that interacts with seawater to produce bioluminescent light.
A bioluminescent protein extracted from certain jellyfish that emits light when in contact with calcium or strontium ions: used in research to detect and locate calcium.
A protein secreted by certain bioluminescent jellyfish, used as a reagent in molecular biology to detect calcium concentrations inside cells.
Origin of aequorin
- New Latin Aequorea jellyfish genus (from Latin aequoreus of the sea) (from aequor smooth surface) (from aequus smooth) –in
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Aequorea + -in