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Stable nuclear transformation of Gonium pectorale

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biotechnology, January 2009
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Stable nuclear transformation of Gonium pectorale
Published in
BMC Biotechnology, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1472-6750-9-64
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Kai Lerche, Armin Hallmann


Green algae of the family Volvocaceae are a model lineage for studying the molecular evolution of multicellularity and cellular differentiation. The volvocine alga Gonium is intermediate in organizational complexity between its unicellular relative, Chlamydomonas, and its multicellular relatives with differentiated cell types, such as Volvox. Gonium pectorale consists of approximately 16 biflagellate cells arranged in a flat plate. The detailed molecular analysis of any species necessitates its accessibility to genetic manipulation, but, in volvocine algae, transformation procedures have so far only been established for Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Volvox carteri.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 3%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 83 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 21 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 23%
Student > Master 9 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Student > Bachelor 6 7%
Other 18 21%
Unknown 7 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 52 60%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 15%
Engineering 3 3%
Environmental Science 2 2%
Physics and Astronomy 2 2%
Other 4 5%
Unknown 11 13%

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