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Review: A series of fortunate events: Introducing Chlamydomonas as a reference organism (Plant Cell)

Clamydomonas reinhardtii is the most thoroughly characterized unicellular alga. Like yeast, it is a single-celled eukaryotic organism that is easy to culture, and it lives predominantly in its haploid form but is readily mated for genetic studies. Additionally, it is light-responsive,  photosynthetic,…

I see the light! Fluorescent proteins suitable for cell wall/apoplast targeting in Nicotiana benthamiana leaves (Plant Direct)

Imaging proteins through fluorescent tagging is tremendously powerful but also tricky. In this very useful paper, Stottard and Rolland survey the properties of 10 fluorescent tags to determine their effectiveness in the low pH environment of the plant cell wall and apoplast. The authors also test the…