Breakthrough technique for studying gene expression takes root in plants

Source: ScienceDaily

An open-source RNA analysis platform has been successfully used on plant cells for the first time — a breakthrough that could herald a new era of fundamental research and bolster efforts to engineer more efficient food and biofuel crops. The technology, called Drop-seq is a method for measuring the RNA present in individual cells, allowing scientists to see what genes are being expressed and how this relates to the specific functions of different cell types.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190516082404.htm