Circadian rhythms lit up in Chlamydomonas
The Scripps Research Institute, Biochemistry Department, 10550 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Genome Biology 2006, 7:215 doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-4-215Published: 28 April 2006
Recent work on the circadian clock of the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii strengthens its standing as a convenient model system for circadian study. It was shown to be amenable to molecular engineering using a luciferase-based real-time reporter for circadian rhythms. Together with the completed draft genomic sequence, the new system opens the door for genome-scale forward and reverse genetic analysis.