Immunolabeling and In Situ Labeling of Isolated Plant Interphase Nuclei.

Specific labeling of proteins and nucleic acids by immunofluorescence or in situ techniques is an important adjunct to microscopical analysis for cell biology. Labeling of nuclear structures in intact complex tissues is often hampered by problems of penetration of the macromolecular labeling reagents needed. Here we describe a method of labeling isolated plant nuclei that we have found to be a useful approach that can help to overcome these problems.