Friday, June 09, 2006

Beautiful Microscope Picture of Fluorescing Genes

The is a beautiful micrograph of a rosette of maturing asci (meiotic cells) of Neurospora crassa, from Wild type x histone H1-GFP.

Histone H1 being a chromosomal protein, the GFP-tagged nuclei (two per spore at this stage) glow in four of the eight ascospores of each ascus; the remaining four ascospores carry the untagged nuclei from the wild-type parent.

Photo Posted with permission of Dr. Namboori B. Raju, Stanford University


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