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Circadian rhythms lit up in Chlamydomonas

Ghislain Breton and Steve A Kay*

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The Scripps Research Institute, Biochemistry Department, 10550 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

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Genome Biology 2006, 7:215  doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-4-215

Published: 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.