CSL encodes a leucine-rich-repeat protein implicated in red/violet light signaling to the circadian clock in Chlamydomonas
The unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is used as a model system in many biological researches. In this study, Ayumi Kinoshita and colleagues identify a gene responsible for red and violet light responses of the circadian clock by a forward genetic screen. Their results shed light on a previously unrecognized red/violet light signaling pathway in green algae.
Image credit: Ayumi Kinoshita and colleagues