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Imaging of green fluorescent protein in live plant by scanning near-field optical microscopy
Author(s): Jianhua Xu; Tao Chen; Jialin Sun; Jihua Guo; Jun Zhao
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Paper Abstract

An auxin/IAA induced in vivo green fluorescent protein (GFP) in a living plant Arabidopsis root has been studied by a scanning near-field microscope in transmission mode. The promising near-field images of the inducible GFPs at sub- surface of a plant cell suggest that they may locate proximity to the cell wall, i.e. both sides of and in the cytoplasm membrane. The clear and faint fluorescent spots with 1-3 micrometers showed that the proteins localized nearer and farther to the cell wall, respectively. All GFP molecules gathered together in a cell, and no individual GFP was observed in the experiment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4536, International Workshop on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, (12 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.462571
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Jianhua Xu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Tao Chen, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Jialin Sun, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Jihua Guo, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Jun Zhao, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


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International Workshop on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine

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