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Table 1 Summary comparison of circadian screening techniques

From: A comparison of high-throughput techniques for assaying circadian rhythms in plants

Assay Type Species suitability Requires Max resolution Throughput Ref.
    transformation?    
Western Blot/qPCR Direct assay of All plants No Single Cell/Tissue Low [89]
  gene expression.      
Luciferase Direct assay of Transformable plants Yes Single Cell/Tissue High [36]
  gene transcription.      
Delayed fluorescence Indirect assay of Most plants No Whole plant High [58]
  clock phenotype.      
Leaf movement Indirect assay of Most Dicots No Whole plant High [67,69]
  clock phenotype.      
IRGA Indirect assay of All plants No Whole organ (Individual leaves) Medium [73]
  clock phenotype