A rapid method for chloroplast isolation from the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
This method has been developed to yield highly purified intact chloroplasts from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. This procedure involves breaking cell-wall-deficient cells by passage through a narrow-bore syringe needle and purifying the intact chloroplasts by differential centrifugation and Percoll gradient centrifugation. This procedure can be completed in less than 3 h and is capable of generating relatively high yields of chloroplasts that should be useful for researchers studying the biochemistry and cell biology of C. reinhardtii chloroplasts.
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Mason, C., Bricker, T., & Moroney, J. (2006). A rapid method for chloroplast isolation from the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Nature Protocols, 1 (5), 2227-2230. https://doi.org/10.1038/nprot.2006.348