Plant Science


    Protocols in Current Issue
    PEG-mediated, Stable, Nuclear and Chloroplast Transformation of Cyanidioschizon merolae
    Authors:  Maksymilian Zienkiewicz, Tomasz Krupnik, Anna Drożak and Kinga Kania, date: 09/05/2019, view: 1471, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] The ability to achieve nuclear or chloroplast transformation in plants has been a long standing goal, especially in microalgae research. Over past years there has been only little success, but transient and stable nuclear transformation has been achieved in multiple species. Our newly developed method allows for relatively simple transformation of ...
    Multiple Modification of Chromosomal Loci Using URA5.3 Selection Marker in the Unicellular Red Alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae
    Authors:  Tokiaki Takemura, Sousuke Imamura, Yuki Kobayashi and Kan Tanaka, date: 04/05/2019, view: 2553, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] The unicellular red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae has been used as a eukaryotic photosynthetic model for various basic and applied studies. Although the nuclear genome of C. merolae can be modified by homologous recombination with exogenously introduced DNA, it has been difficult to modify multiple chromosome loci within the same ...
    Genome Editing in Diatoms Using CRISPR-Cas to Induce Precise Bi-allelic Deletions
    Authors:  Amanda Hopes, Vladimir Nekrasov, Nigel Belshaw, Irina Grouneva, Sophien Kamoun and Thomas Mock, date: 12/05/2017, view: 7851, Q&A: 1
    [Abstract] Genome editing in diatoms has recently been established for the model species Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Thalassiosira pseudonana. The present protocol, although developed for T. pseudonana, can be modified to edit any diatom genome as we utilize the flexible, modular Golden Gate cloning system. The main steps include ...
    Preparation of Knockdown Transformants of Unicellular Charophycean Alga, Closterium peracerosum-strigosum-littorale Complex
    [Abstract] To prepare the knockdown transformants of the Closterium peracerosum-strigosum-littorale (C. psl.) complex, particle bombardment was applied with a newly constructed vector (pSA0104) with an endogenous constitutive promoter fused to a DNA fragment corresponding to an antisense strand of a target gene. Using a hygromycin ...
    Insertional Mutagenesis of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
    Authors:  Chia-Hong Tsai and Christoph Benning, date: 12/20/2015, view: 6532, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] The unicellular microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (C. reinhardtii) has been used as a reference model for numerous fields of research. Principle research areas are eukaryotic flagellar structure and function, basal bodies (centrioles), cell-cell recognition, cell cycle control, chloroplast biogenesis, phototaxis, ...
    Genomic DNA Extraction and Genotyping of Dictyochloropsis Green Algae Strains
    Authors:  Francesco Dal Grande, Carolina Cornejo, Christoph Scheidegger and Andreas Beck, date: 08/05/2015, view: 9385, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Dictyochloropsis is an ecologically important genus of free-living and symbiotic green algae. Representatives of this genus are horizontally transmitted among several fungi of the family Lobariaceae, thus forming photobiont-mediated guilds. This protocol is suitable for extracting DNA from algal cultures and lichen samples and for ...

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