1932

Abstract

The unicellular green alga offers a simple life cycle, easy isolation of mutants, and a growing array of tools and techniques for molecular genetic studies. Among the principal areas of current investigation using this model system are flagellar structure and function, genetics of basal bodies (centrioles), chloroplast biogenesis, photosynthesis, light perception, cell-cell recognition, and cell cycle control. A genome project has begun with compilation of expressed sequence tag data and gene expression studies and will lead to a complete genome sequence. Resources available to the research community include wild-type and mutant strains, plasmid constructs for transformation studies, and a comprehensive on-line database.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1146/annurev.arplant.52.1.363
2001-06-01
2024-06-14
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1146/annurev.arplant.52.1.363
Loading
/content/journals/10.1146/annurev.arplant.52.1.363
Loading

Data & Media loading...

Supplementary Data

  • Article Type: Review Article
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error