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Protoplasma. 2001;215(1-4):77-88.

Cytoplasmic illuminations: in planta targeting of fluorescent proteins to cellular organelles.

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Research School of Biological and Molecular Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford OX3 0BP, United Kingdom.


Use of the jellyfish green-fluorescent protein as an in vivo reporter is in the process of revolutionising plant cell biology. By fusing the protein to specific targeting peptides or to sequences of complete proteins, it is now possible to observe the location, structure, and dynamics of a number of intracellular organelles over extended periods of time. In this review we discuss the most recent developments and unexpected results originating from the targeting of this unique protein and its derivatives to elements of the cytoskeleton and to membrane-bounded organelles in a range of plant cell types.

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