ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-071129-11
Yin-yang ways of controlling gene expression are now in our hands
Okamoto, H.
Date: 2007
Source: ACS Chemical Biology 2(10): 646-648 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Okamoto, Hitoshi
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental*
  • Ultraviolet Rays
  • Yin-Yang
  • Zebrafish/embryology*
  • Zebrafish/metabolism
PubMed: 18041812 Full text @ ACS Chem. Biol.
Molecular biologists have long dreamed of switching genes on and off at will in any part of the body during embryonic development. Their dream is now coming true thanks to the transparency of the embryonic body of the zebrafish ( Danio rerio), which has made gene manipulation by photoillumination possible.