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A dowloadable flash animation depicting "The Illuminated Plant Cell" is presented as a teaching resource. Most of the references cited constitute the first reports of FP-aided highlighting of the specified structure. Updated versons of the animation will be available subsequently
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'The Illuminated Cell' v1.0

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The last decade provided the biologist with a novel live colour palette comprising genetically encoded, multicolored fluorescent proteins (FP). The living plant cell turned into a ‘coloring book’ and today, nearly every ‘text book’ organelle has been highlighted in scintillating fluorescent colors. Indeed, for most organelles multiple FP-probes are already available and the number of new targeted probes continues to grow steadily. Recently a new generation of optical highlighters has become available.

A panel of plant biologists has agreed to contribute, review and help maintain this resource. Two new sections, Techniques and Model Cells have been added.  However, for the web-resource to become truly useful to the plant community we seek more active researcher input. An easy to use "Contribute"  button may be used for this purpose. Short descriptions of probes that you might have published recently, or ones that you find missing in the initial compilations, along with representative pictures or web page links are very welcome, will be immediately acknowledged and added to the respective section.
This web-resource is privately funded, but is offered as a free educational resource aimed at keeping abreast of the rapidly evolving FP-based technology in plants. We hope that any sections, pictures, movies from it used for teaching / research purposes will be suitably acknowledged. User feedback is very welcome.
Articles / Information / Pictures / Movies taken from this web-resource should be cited as:
Author(s). Section : In Web resource: The Illuminated Plant Cell. 2008. Ed. J. Mathur
Present Reviewers / Contributors

David Scheuring & David G. Robinson
Center for Organismal Studies, University of Heidelberg, Germany                                             Trans Golgi Network
Matthieu P. Platre, Mathilde L.A. Simon and Yvon Jaillais
Plant Development & Reproduction Lab, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France.

Jens Tilsner
School of Biology, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, U.K.
& Nynne M. Christensen
Center for Advanced Bioimaging, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Imaging RNA
Arik Honig & Tamar Avin-Wittenberg
The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Alex Costa
Dipartimento di Biologia, Università degli Studi di Padova.Italy
Using HyPer in plant cells 
Christopher Müller & Andreas J. Meyer
Heidelberg Institute for Plant Science, Heidelberg University, Germany
Live redox imaging
Redox-based topology analysis
George Littlejohn & John Love
School of Biosciences, The University of Exeter, U.K.
Using Perfluorodecalin
Lorenzo Frigerio
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick,Coventry, U.K. 
Niko Geldner 
Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Lausanne,Switzerland
WAVE - Membrane markers
Raymond Wightman & Simon Turner
Faculty Life Sciences, University of Manchester. U.K.
Developing Xylem
Steven Backues & Sebastian Bednarek
Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, USA
Phragmoplast / Cell Plate
Daniel Van Damme
VIB, Ghent University, Belgium.
& Danny Geelen
Faculty BioSci. Eng.-Plant Production. Ghent, Belgium
Dividing Cell / CDZ
Vibha Tyagi
MCB. University of Guelph. ON. Canada.
Nir Ohad & Shaul Yalovsky
Department Plant Sciences, Tel Aviv Univ. Israel
BiFC Technique
Ian Tetlow & Mark Burrell
MCB. University of Guelph. ON. Canada.
David C. Logan
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Canada.
John Runions
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK.
Federica Brandizzi
Michigan State University, E. Lansing, USA.
Golgi bodies
Robert T. Mullen
MCB. University of Guelph. ON. Canada.
Marisa S. Otegui
Dept. Botany, Madison, WI. USA.
Endosomes / MVB
Hugo Zheng
Dept. Biology, McGill University. Canada.
Apoplast/ Cell Wall
Manfred Heinlein
Inst. de Biol. Molécul. des Plantes, Strasbourg. France.
Elison B. Blancaflor
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, USA.
Actin cytoskeleton
Jaideep Mathur Microtubules
John Greenwood
MCB. University of Guelph. ON. Canada.
General TEM
Chris Trobacher & Alison Sinclair
MCB. University of Guelph. ON. Canada.