AEQUORIN

Melissa Melan MMELAN at LUCY.WELLESLEY.EDU
Mon Jan 6 17:07:00 EST 1992


Dear Yves,

	There was an article in a recent issue of Nature that described
tobacco plants transgenic for aequorin.

	Knight, et al. 1991. Nature 352: 524-526.

	This work is a very elegant one as aequorin is such a large protein
that it usually needs to be microinjected into cells.  The tobacco was 
transformed with Agrobacterium and so if potato is susceptable to Agro., I
don't see why it wouldn't work for potato as it did with tobacco.
	The paper also lists several background articles and you should be
able to get information about the protein and Ca++ dependent luminescence
from those.   Good Luck.

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