Tools and techniques for chloroplast transformation of Chlamydomonas.

  • Saul Purton
  • Published 2007 in Advances in experimental medicine and biology


The chloroplast organelle of plant and algal cells contains its own genetic system with a genome of a hundred or so genes. Stable transformation of the chloroplast was first achieved in 1988, using the newly developed biolistic method of DNA delivery to introduce cloned DNA into the genome of the green unicellular alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Since that… (More)


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@article{Purton2007ToolsAT, title={Tools and techniques for chloroplast transformation of Chlamydomonas.}, author={Saul Purton}, journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology}, year={2007}, volume={616}, pages={34-45} }