Imaging green fluorescent protein fusions in living fission yeast cells. Academic Article uri icon


  • The use of green fluorescent protein (GFP) fusions as biosensors for examining protein localization and dynamics has revolutionized cell biology. Here, we describe the methods developed for imaging of GFP-fusions in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe using fluorescence microscopy, with a focus on the use of time-lapse imaging to analyze the dynamics of microtubules. We discuss the considerations in fluorescence microscopy, cell preparation, data acquisition, and image analysis appropriate for analysis of living cells.

publication date

  • July 2004