This week, our Image of the Week comes from a recent Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics Topical Review studying the state-of-the-art techniques which are transforming the understanding of mRNA in living cells.
Organic dyes and fluorescent proteins are used to label mRNA for tracking. Our image is a schematic of a range of different processes used to attach these labels and ensure that they are active only when bound to the target RNA molecule under investigation.
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Image from Hyungseok C Moon et al 2016 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49 233001, Copyright IOP Publishing, All Rights Reserved.
Categories: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics