Tools and Techniques for Chloroplast Transformation of Chlamydomonas

The chloroplast organelle of plant and algal cells contains its own genetic system with a genome of a hundred or so genes

Saul Purton

2008

Scholarcy highlights

  • The chloroplast organelle of plant and algal cells contains its own genetic system with a genome of a hundred or so genes
  • Since that time there have been significant developments in chloroplast genetic engineering using this versatile organism, and it is probable that the few years will see increasing interest in commercial applications whereby high-value therapeutic proteins and other recombinant products are synthesized in the Chlamydomonas chloroplast
  • In this chapter I review the basic methodology of chloroplast transformation, the current techniques and applications, and the future possibilities for using the Chlamydomonas chloroplast as a green organelle factory

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