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    Efficient Assembly of Large Multiplex CRISPR/Cas9 Guide Arrays for Maize Genome Editing
    Authors:  Jarrett Man and Madelaine E. Bartlett, date: 05/05/2019, view: 101, Q&A: 0
    CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing in maize is an effective tool, and researchers commonly wish to target multiple genes simultaneously. Transformation of maize is currently expensive and tedious, so researchers are incentivized to build vectors that ...
    Protein- and Sequencing-based Massively Parallel Single-cell Approaches to Gene Expression Profiling
    Authors:  Xuhuai Ji, Igor Goncharov, Miao Zhao, Molly Miranda and Holden T. Maecker, date: 02/05/2019, view: 906, Q&A: 0
    Understanding cellular diversity and dynamics in immune cells are critical for elucidating mechanisms of diagnosis, response to therapeutics, and patient prognosis. Our goal is to apply a technically simple approach for gene expression cytometry ...
    Agrobacterium-mediated Transformation of Nicotiana tabacum cv. Xanthi Leaf Explants
    Authors:  Ana Lilia Rosales-Campos and Abel Gutiérrez-Ortega, date: 01/20/2019, view: 986, Q&A: 0
    Plant transformation has become an important technology for the large-scale production of a number of goods, ranging from vaccines and pharmaceutical products to biofuel. A plant that is frequently used for this purpose is Nicotiana tabacum ...
    Generation of Fusarium graminearum Knockout Mutants by the Split-marker Recombination Approach
    Authors:  Wan-Qiu Wang and Wei-Hua Tang, date: 08/20/2018, view: 1342, Q&A: 0
    Fusarium graminearum is a destructive phytopathogen and shows an impressive metabolic diversity. Gene deletion is an important and useful approach for gene function study. Here we present a protocol for generating gene deletion mutant by ...
    High-throughput YO-PRO-1 Uptake Assay for P2X7 Receptors Expressed in HEK Cells
    Authors:  Akira Karasawa and Toshimitsu Kawate, date: 07/20/2018, view: 1795, Q&A: 0
    P2X7 receptors are extracellular ATP-gated ion channels that play broad physiological and pathological roles in animals (Sluyter, 2017). Activation of P2X7 receptors lead to the opening of membrane channels permeable for small cations like Na+ ...
    Overcoming Autofluorescence to Assess GFP Expression During Normal Physiology and Aging in Caenorhabditis elegans
    Authors:  Alina C. Teuscher and Collin Y. Ewald, date: 07/20/2018, view: 3323, Q&A: 0
    Green fluorescent protein (GFP) is widely used as a molecular tool to assess protein expression and localization. In C. elegans, the signal from weakly expressed GFP fusion proteins is masked by autofluorescence emitted from the intestinal ...
    Plasmid Extract from Budding Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
    Author:  Gal Haimovich, date: 07/20/2018, view: 2037, Q&A: 0
    Plasmids are widely used tools in yeast research. In many cases, plasmid libraries are used in genetic screens or in yeast two hybrid screens. In such cases, it is necessary to extract plasmids carrying unknown genetic elements from positive clones ...
    RNA Immunoprecipitation (RIP) Sequencing of Pri-miRNAs Associated with the Dicing Complex in Arabidopsis
    Authors:  Ziwei Li, Songxiao Zhong, Wenye Wu and Binglian Zheng, date: 07/05/2018, view: 1846, Q&A: 0
    RNA immunoprecipitation (RIP) is an antibody-based technique used to map in vivo RNA-protein interactions. DBR1, an RNA debranching enzyme, is responsible for the debranching of lariat RNA, for the degradation and turnover of lariat RNAs. ...
    Phenol-based Extraction of RNA from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
    Authors:  Emanuel Sanz-Luque and Amaury de Montaigu, date: 07/05/2018, view: 1610, Q&A: 0
    RNA extraction is a basic procedure in molecular biology and a wide variety of commercial kits are available. Some of these kits have been successfully used in Chlamydomonas. However, in some cases RNA quality and quantity may be ...
    In vitro Chaperone Activity Assay Using α-Amylase as Target Protein
    Authors:  Jeeshma Nambidi Parambath, Gayathri Valsala, Karthik Menon and Shiburaj Sugathan, date: 06/20/2018, view: 2104, Q&A: 0
    Small heat shock proteins (sHSP) are stress proteins which are ubiquitously found in almost all living organisms. They function as molecular chaperones, which assist in protein folding during translation and in the prevention of irreversible protein ...