A never ending race for new and improved fluorescent proteins
Carnegie Institution for Science, 260 Panama St, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
BMC Biology 2012, 10:39 doi:10.1186/1741-7007-10-39Published: 3 May 2012
Bioluminescent and fluorescent proteins are now used as tools for research in all organisms. There has been massive progress over the past 15 years in creating a palette of fluorescent proteins with a wide spectrum of specific properties. One of the big challenges is to decide which variant may be best for a certain application. A recent article by Mann et al. in BMC Biotechnology describes a new orange fluorescent protein in plants.