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Challenges of fluorescent technology use in plant species

The intent of this process was to create a bio-sensor to monitor heavy metals. After gene expression and fluorescence was confirmed, several challenges were identified when using fluorescence in plants. These include auto-fluorescence, differing cell physiology among tissues, physical location of the fluorescence, and changes of three-dimensional tissue aspects. Practical recommendations for use of this technology will be discussed.

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Author(s): Joshua P. Adams