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BIOspektrum

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 149–151 | Cite as

Lichtregulierte Genexpression

Optogenetik und Biotechnologie
  • Ralph P. Diensthuber
  • Robert Ohlendorf
  • Tobias Gleichmann
  • Roman Schubert
  • Andreas MöglichEmail author
Wissenschaft · Methoden

Abstract

Sensory photoreceptors mediate vital organismal adaptations in response to light. Certain photoreceptors afford control by light over gene expression with minimal invasiveness, full reversibility, and high spatiotemporal resolution. The ability to precisely regulate in space and time the formation of arbitrary gene products now enables applications in optogenetics and biotechnology in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic hosts.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph P. Diensthuber
    • 1
  • Robert Ohlendorf
    • 1
  • Tobias Gleichmann
    • 1
  • Roman Schubert
    • 1
  • Andreas Möglich
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Institut für BiologieHU BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Biologie, Biophysikalische ChemieHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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