The technology is based on the removal of chlorophyll by a chemical reagent. After irradiation with fluorescent light, It allows to visualize tagged plant structures such as proteins, pollen tubes etc. by a confocal microscope once these structures have been tagged by dyes or by coexpression of fluorescent proteins such as GFP.
JST news release, October 28, 2015
Team at Nagoya University develops „ClearSee“ technology to render plant material transparent