Wild-type (WT) and Rho-/- rods were transfected with (A) full-length Htr6, (B) seven-helical Htr6 core fused to rhodopsin’s C-terminus, (C) seven-helical rhodopsin core fused to the C-terminus of Htr6, (D) full-length rhodopsin. Sections from WT retinas were stained for each recombinant chimera using anti-green fluorescent protein (GFP), anti-myc, or anti-FLAG antibodies (magenta, each chimera’s tag is depicted in the construct diagram). Sections from Rho-/- retinas were co-stained for GFP, myc, or FLAG (magenta, left panel) and endogenous GC-1 using anti-GC1 antibodies (green, middle panel). The merged images from Rho-/- sections are shown in the right panel. Scale bar, 10 μm. Nuclei are stained by Hoechst (blue).