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October 2011
Volume:51 , Issue Number:4
Cover Image:
Two-photon imaging of intrinsic fluorescence in sphagnum moss. Sphagnum have an intricate cellular structure to aid in the absorption of water to prevent desiccation. Water absorbing hyaline cells rely on the structural support of the cell wall (cyan) to absorb water through the pores (seen in inset), while smaller chlorphyllose cells contain chloroplasts (magenta) and provide the energy required to maintain the plant. This leaf structure varies from species to species and is an important taxonomic characteristic. Main image: Sphagnum capilifolium; inset: Sphagnum squarrosum. Imaged using Olympus FV-1000 confocal platform equipped with a Spectra-Physics MaiTai laser for 2P imaging at the University of British Columbia BioImaging Facility (Vancouver, Canada) by Kevin Hodgson and Robin Young. Design by Yusef Ramelize.
From the Editor
Nathan S. Blow, Ph.D
BioTechniques, Vol. 51, No. 4, October 2011, p. 219
doi  10.2144/000113741
 
BioSpotlight
Nathan Blow, Ph.D
BioTechniques, Vol. 51, No. 4, October 2011, p. 221
doi  10.2144/000113742
 
Citations
Nijsje Dorman, Ph.D
BioTechniques, Vol. 51, No. 4, October 2011, p. 223
doi  10.2144/0001137413
 
Scientists
Kristie Nybo, Ph.D.
BioTechniques, Vol. 51, No. 4, October 2011, p. 225
doi  10.2144/000113744
 
WebWatch
Kevin Ahern, Ph.D
BioTechniques, Vol. 51, No. 4, October 2011, p. 227
doi  10.2144/000113745
 
Tech News
Jeffrey M. Perkel
BioTechniques, Vol. 51, No. 4, October 2011, pp. 229–233
doi  10.2144/000113746
 
Troubleshooting Forum
Kristie Nybo, Ph.D
BioTechniques, Vol. 51, No. 4, October 2011, pp. 235–237
doi  10.2144/000113747
 
Review
Ryan M. Boehler, John G. Graham, and Lonnie D. Shea
BioTechniques, Vol. 51, No. 4, October 2011, pp. 239–254
doi  10.2144/000113754
 
Reports
Kellie I. McConnell, Ryan M. Schweller, Michael R. Diehl, and Junghae Suh
BioTechniques, Vol. 51, No. 4, October 2011, pp. 255–258
doi  10.2144/000113748
Yu Xiao, Caroline Jung, Andreas D. Marx, Ines Winkler, Claire Wyman, Joyce H.G. Lebbink, Peter Friedhoff, and Michele Cristovao
BioTechniques, Vol. 51, No. 4, October 2011, pp. 259–265
doi  10.2144/000113749
 
Benchmarks
Nicolas Jullien, and Jean-Paul Herman
BioTechniques, Vol. 51, No. 4, October 2011, pp. 267–269
doi  10.2144/000113751
Honggao Liu, Jihong Hu, Lei Pan, Shuzhen Wang, Ying He, and Yi Ding
BioTechniques, Vol. 51, No. 4, October 2011, pp. 271–275
doi  10.2144/000113752
 
Application Forum - Sponsored Paper
Jacqui L. Méndez, Rachel Friedman Ohana, Robin Hurst, Nancy Murphy, Hélène Benink, Michael R. Slater, Chad Brueck, Danette L. Daniels, and Marjeta Urh
BioTechniques, Vol. 51, No. 4, October 2011, pp. 276–277
doi  10.2144/000113767
BioTechniques, Vol. 51, No. 4, October 2011, pp. 278–279
doi  10.2144/000113768