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Trends Plant Sci. 2005 Aug;10(8):397-406.

Be more specific! Laser-assisted microdissection of plant cells.

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Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.


Laser-assisted microdissection (LAM) is a powerful tool for isolating specific tissues, cell types and even organelles from sectioned biological specimen in a manner conducive to the extraction of RNA, DNA or protein. LAM, which is an established technique in many areas of biology, has now been successfully adapted for use with plant tissues. Here, we provide an overview of the processes involved in conducting a successful LAM study in plants and review recent developments that have made this technique even more desirable. We also discuss how the technology might be exploited to answer some pertinent questions in plant biology.

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