Fluorescent Proteins in Transgenic Plants

  • Reginald J. Millwood
  • Hong S. Moon
  • C. Neal StewartJr
Part of the Reviews in Fluorescence 2008 book series (RFLU, volume 2008)


Fluorescent proteins (FPs) have revolutionized many areas of biological research. In particular, plant biotechnology has been significantly advanced by harnessing the power of FPs. Aequorea victoria, green fluorescent protein (GFP), has been the most studied of the proteins, but many new FPs are discovered each year. We provide here a timely review of the current uses of FPs in whole plants and we look at the color palette of candidate proteins. Lastly, we discuss current instrumentation and methods for detection and quantification of FPs in plants.


Transgenic Plant Green Fluorescent Protein Green Fluorescent Poop Expression Green Fluorescent Poop Fluorescence Fiber Optic Cable 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reginald J. Millwood
    • 1
  • Hong S. Moon
    • 1
  • C. Neal StewartJr
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant SciencesThe University of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA

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