Methods for generation and analysis of fluorescent protein-tagged maize lines

Mohanty, A., Yang, Y., Luo, A., Sylvester, A. W., Jackson, D. P. (2009) Methods for generation and analysis of fluorescent protein-tagged maize lines. Methods in Molecular Biology, 526. pp. 71-89.

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-59745-494-0


The use of fluorescent proteins to localize gene products in living cells has revolutionized cell biology. Although maize has excellent genetics resources, the use of fluorescent proteins in maize cell biology has not been well developed. To date, protein localization in this species has mostly been performed using immunolocalization with specific antibodies, when available, or by overexpression of fluorescent protein fusions. Localization of tagged proteins using native regulatory elements has the advantage that it is less likely to generate artifactual results, and also reports tissue-specific expression patterns for the gene of interest. Fluorescent protein tags can also be used for other applications, such as protein-protein interaction studies and purification of protein complexes. This chapter describes methods to generate and characterize fluorescent protein-tagged maize lines driven by their native regulatory elements.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Confocal microscopy , Gateway cloning™ Green fluorescent protein GFP Yellow FP (YFP) Red FP RFP Maize Native regulatory elements , Protein localization Tissue-specific expression Triple-template PCR TTPCR
Subjects: organism description > plant > maize
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > protein structure, function, modification > protein types > green fluorescent protein
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Communities: CSHL labs > Jackson lab
Depositing User: CSHL Librarian
Date: 2009
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2012 17:39
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2015 14:02
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