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For over thirty years, Methods in Cell Biology has helped researchers answer the question "What method should I use to study this cell biology problem?" Edited by leaders in the field, each thematic volume provides proven, state-of-art techniques, along with relevant historical background and theory, to aid researchers in efficient design and effective implementation of experimental methodologies. Over its many years of publication, Methods in Cell Biology has built up a deep library of biological methods to study model developmental organisms, organelles and cell systems, as well as comprehensive coverage of microscopy and other analytical approaches.

About the Editors: Leslie Wilson, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA; and Phong Tran, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA and Institute Curie, Paris, France.

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Volume 139. Cell Polarity and Morphogenesis

Published: 1st March 2017 Serial Volume Editor: Thomas Lecuit

Cell Polarity and Morphogenesis, the latest volume in the Methods in Cell Biology series, looks at cell polarity and morphogenesis. Edited by leaders in the field, this volume provides proven, state-of-art techniques, along with relevant historical background and theory, to aid researchers in efficient design and effective implementation of experimental methodologies.

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Volume 138. The Zebrafish: Disease Models and Chemical Screens

Published: 1st February 2017 Serial Volume Editors: H. William Detrich, III Leonard Zon Monte Westerfield

Volume 137. Cytokinesis

Published: 15th January 2017 Serial Volume Editor: Arnaud Echard

Volume 136. Septins

Published: 28th July 2016 Serial Volume Editor: Amy Gladfelter

Volume 135. The Zebrafish: Genetics, Genomics, and Transcriptomics

Published: 20th July 2016 Serial Volume Editors: H. William Detrich, III Leonard Zon Monte Westerfield

Volume 134. The Zebrafish: Cellular and Developmental Biology, Part B Developmental Biology

Published: 20th June 2016 Serial Volume Editors: H. William Detrich, III Monte Westerfield Leonard Zon

Volume 133. The Zebrafish: Cellular and Developmental Biology, Part A Cellular Biology

Published: 13th June 2016 Serial Volume Editors: H. William Detrich, III Monte Westerfield Leonard Zon

Volume 132. G Protein-Coupled Receptors: Signaling, Trafficking and Regulation

Published: 11th March 2016 Serial Volume Editor: Arun K. Shukla

Volume 131. The Neuronal Cytoskeleton, Motor Proteins, and Organelle Trafficking in the Axon

Published: 15th January 2016 Serial Volume Editor: K. Kevin Pfister

Volume 130. Sorting and Recycling Endosomes

Published: 14th September 2015 Serial Volume Editor: Wei Guo

Volume 129. Centrosome and Centriole

Published: 14th July 2015 Serial Volume Editors: Renata Basto Karen Oegema

Volume 128. Building a Cell from Its Component Parts

Published: 21st May 2015 Serial Volume Editors: Jennifer Ross Wallace F. Marshall

Volume 127. Methods in Cilia and Flagella

Published: 25th March 2015 Serial Volume Editors: Renata Basto Wallace F. Marshall

Volume 126. Lysosomes and Lysosomal Diseases

Published: 4th February 2015 Serial Volume Editors: Frances Platt Nick Platt

Volume 125. Biophysical Methods in Cell Biology

Published: 23rd January 2015 Series Volume Editor: Ewa Paluch

Volume 124. Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy II

Published: 29th September 2014 Serial Volume Editors: Thomas Mueller-Reichert Paul Verkade

Volume 123. Quantitative Imaging in Cell Biology

Published: 26th June 2014 Serial Volume Editors: Jennifer Waters Torsten Wittmann

Volume 122. Nuclear Pore Complexes and Nucleocytoplasmic Transport - Methods

Published: 15th May 2014 Serial Volume Editor: Valérie Doye

Volume 121. Micropatterning in Cell Biology, Part C

Published: 26th February 2014 Serial Volume Editors: Manuel Théry Matthieu Piel

Volume 120. Micropatterning in Cell Biology, Part B

Published: 1st February 2014 Serial Volume Editors: Matthieu Piel Manuel Théry

Volume 119. Micropatterning in Cell Biology, Part A

Published: 24th January 2014 Serial Volume Editors: Matthieu Piel Manuel Théry

Volume 118. Methods for Analysis of Golgi Complex Function

Published: 1st December 2013 Serial Volume Editors: Franck Perez David Stephens

Volume 116. Lipid Droplets

Published: 15th October 2013 Editors: H. Robert Yang Peng Li

Volume 117. Receptor-Receptor Interactions

Published: 15th October 2013 Editor: P. Michael Conn

Volume 113. Laboratory Methods in Cell Biology: Imaging

Published: 15th January 2013 Serial Volume Editor: P. Michael Conn

Volume 112. Laboratory Methods in Cell Biology

Published: 26th November 2012 Serial Volume Editor: P. Michael Conn

Volume 111. Correlative Light and Electron MIcroscopy

Published: 1st August 2012 Serial Volume Editors: Thomas Mueller-Reichert Paul Verkade

Volume 110. Computational Methods in Cell Biology

Published: 13th April 2012 Serial Volume Editors: Anand R. Asthagiri Adam Arkin

Volume 109. Tetrahymena Thermophila

Published: 28th March 2012 Serial Volume Editor: Kathleen Collins

Volume 108. Lipids

Published: 16th February 2012 Serial Volume Editors: Gilbert Di Paolo Markus R. Wenk

Volume 107. Caenorhabditis Elegans: Cell Biology and Physiology

Published: 16th January 2012 Serial Volume Editors: Joel Rothman Andrew Singson

Volume 106. Caenorhabditis Elegans

Published: 30th November 2011

Volume 102. Recent Advances in Cytometry, Part A

Published: 1st June 2011 Serial Volume Editors: Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz Elena Holden Alberto Orfao William Telford Donald Wlodkowic

Volume 103. Recent Advances in Cytometry, Part B

Published: 1st June 2011 Serial Volume Editors: Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz Elena Holden William Telford Donald Wlodkowic

Volume 99. Calcium in Living Cells

Published: 11th November 2010 Serial Volume Editor: Michael Whitaker

Volume 98. Nuclear Mechanics and Genome Regulation

Published: 9th September 2010 Serial Volume Editor: G.V. Shivashankar

Volume 97. Microtubules: in vivo

Published: 26th August 2010 Serial Volume Editors: Lynne Cassimeris Phong Tran

Volume 96. Electron Microscopy of Model Systems

Published: 23rd August 2010 Serial Volume Editor: Thomas Mueller-Reichert

Volume 115. Microtubules, in vitro

Published: 25th May 2010 Serial Volume Editors: Leslie Wilson John Correia Editors: John Correia Leslie Wilson

Volume 94. Primary Cilia

Published: 11th December 2009 Serial Volume Editor: Roger Sloboda

Volume 91. Cilia: Structure and Motility

Published: 27th November 2009 Serial Volume Editors: Stephen King Gregory Pazour

Volume 93. Cilia: Model Organisms and Intraflagellar Transport

Published: 23rd November 2009 Serial Volume Editors: Stephen King Gregory Pazour

Volume 92. Cilia: Motors and Regulation

Published: 23rd November 2009 Serial Volume Editors: Stephen King Gregory Pazour

Volume 90. Methods in Nano Cell Biology

Published: 11th December 2008 Serial Volume Editor: Bhanu Jena

Volume 89. Biophysical Tools for Biologists

Published: 31st October 2008 Serial Volume Editors: John Correia H. William Detrich, III

Volume 88. Introduction to Electron Microscopy for Biologists

Published: 1st July 2008 Serial Volume Editor: Terry Allen

Volume 87. Avian Embryology

Published: 27th May 2008 Serial Volume Editor: Marianne Bronner-Fraser

Volume 86. Stem Cell Culture

Published: 15th May 2008 Editor: Jennie Mather

Volume 85. Fluorescent Proteins

Published: 10th December 2007 Editor: Kevin Sullivan

Volume 84. Biophysical Tools for Biologists

Published: 1st November 2007 Editors: John Correia H. William Detrich, III

Volume 83. Cell Mechanics

Published: 2nd July 2007 Editors: Yu-Li Wang Dennis Discher

Volume 82. Laser Manipulation of Cells and Tissues

Published: 20th June 2007 Editors: Michael Berns Karl Greulich

Volume 114. Digital Microscopy

Published: 30th April 2007 Editors: Greenfield Sluder Greenfield Sluder David Wolf David Wolf

Volume 80. Mitochondria

Published: 10th April 2007 Editors: Liza Pon Eric Schon

Volume 79. Cellular Electron Microscopy

Published: 22nd February 2007 Editor: J. McIntosh

Volume 78. Intermediate Filament Cytoskeleton

Published: 22nd November 2004 Serial Volume Editors: M. Bishr Omary Pierre Coulombe

Volume 76. The Zebrafish: Cellular and Developmental Biology

Published: 17th November 2004 Serial Volume Editors: H. William Detrich, III H. William Detrich, III Monte Westerfield Leonard Zon Monte Westerfield Leonard Zon

Volume 75. Cytometry: New Developments

Published: 10th November 2004 Serial Volume Editors: Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz Mario Roederer Hans Tanke

Volume 77. The Zebrafish: Genetics, Genomics and Informatics

Published: 10th November 2004 Serial Volume Editors: H. William Detrich, III Leonard Zon Monte Westerfield

Volume 74. Development of Sea Urchins, Ascidians, and Other Invertebrate Deuterostomes: Experimental Approaches

Published: 26th October 2004 Serial Volume Editors: Charles Ettensohn Gary Wessel Gregory Wray

Volume 72. Digital Microscopy

Published: 18th December 2003 Serial Volume Editors: Greenfield Sluder David Wolf

Volume 73. Cumulative Index, Volumes

Published: 28th October 2003

Volume 71. Neurons: Methods and Applications for the Cell Biologist

Published: 23rd June 2003 Serial Volume Editors: Peter Hollenbeck James Bamburg

Volume 70. Cell Biological Applications of Confocal Microscopy

Published: 9th December 2002 Serial Volume Editor: Brian Matsumoto

Volume 69. Methods in Cell-Matrix Adhesion

Published: 31st May 2002 Editor: Josephine Adams

Volume 68. Atomic Force Microscopy in Cell Biology

Published: 20th May 2002 Serial Volume Editors: Bhanu Jena J.K. Horber

Volume 67. Centrosomes and Spindle Pole Bodies

Published: 27th August 2001 Editors: Robert Palazzo Trisha Davis

Volume 66. Apoptosis

Published: 21st May 2001 Serial Volume Editors: Lawrence Schwartz Jonathan Ashwell

Volume 65. Mitochondria

Published: 11th May 2001 Serial Volume Editors: Eric Schon Liza Pon

Volume 63. Cytometry, Part A

Published: 18th October 2000 Serial Volume Editors: Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz J. Paul Robinson Harry Crissman

Volume 64. Cytometry, Part B

Published: 16th October 2000 Serial Volume Editors: Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz J. Paul Robinson Harry Crissman

Volume 62. Tetrahymena Thermophila

Published: 31st August 1999 Serial Volume Editors: David Asai James Forney

Volume 61. Mitosis and Meiosis

Published: 7th December 1998 Serial Volume Editor: Conly Rieder

Volume 60. The Zebrafish: Genetics and Genomics

Published: 24th November 1998 Serial Volume Editors: H. William Detrich, III Monte Westerfield Leonard Zon

Volume 59. The Zebrafish: Biology

Published: 24th November 1998 Serial Volume Editors: H. William Detrich, III Monte Westerfield Leonard Zon

Volume 58. Green Fluorescent Proteins

Published: 1st October 1998 Serial Volume Editors: Kevin Sullivan Steve Kay

Volume 57. Animal Cell Culture Methods

Published: 12th June 1998 Serial Volume Editors: Jennie Mather David Barnes

Volume 56. Video Microscopy

Published: 10th February 1998 Serial Volume Editors: David Wolf Greenfield Sluder

Volume 54. Methods in Cell Biology

Published: 17th October 1997

Volume 55. Laser Tweezers in Cell Biology

Published: 17th October 1997 Serial Volume Editor: Michael Sheetz

Volume 53. Nuclear Structure and Function

Published: 13th October 1997 Serial Volume Editor: Miguel Berrios

Volume 52. Methods in Muscle Biology

Published: 30th September 1997 Serial Volume Editors: Charles Emerson, Jr. H. Sweeney

Volume 51. Methods in Avian Embryology

Published: 15th April 1996 Serial Volume Editors: Marianne Bronner-Fraser Paul Matsudaira

Volume 48. Caenorhibditus Elegans: Modern Biological Analysis of an Organism

Published: 20th September 1995

Volume 50. Methods in Plant Cell Biology, Part B

Published: 13th September 1995 Serial Volume Editors: David Galbraith Don Bourque Hans Bohnert

Volume 49. Methods in Plant Cell Biology, Part A

Published: 7th September 1995 Serial Volume Editors: David Galbraith Hans Bohnert Don Bourque

Volume 47. Cilia and Flagella

Published: 27th July 1995 Serial Volume Editors: William Dentler George Witman

Volume 46. Cell Death

Published: 12th April 1995 Serial Volume Editors: Lawrence Schwartz Barbara Osborne

Volume 45. Microbes as Tools for Cell Biology

Published: 4th January 1995 Serial Volume Editor: David Russell

Volume 44. Drosophila melanogaster: Practical Uses in Cell and Molecular Biology

Published: 6th December 1994 Serial Volume Editors: Lawrence Goldstein Eric Fyrberg

Volume 42. Flow Cytometry, Part B

Published: 9th November 1994 Serial Volume Editors: Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz J. Paul Robinson Harry Crissman

Volume 41. Flow Cytometry, Part A

Published: 7th November 1994 Serial Volume Editors: Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz John Robinson Harry Crissman

Volume 43. Protein Expression in Animal Cells

Published: 8th September 1994 Serial Volume Editor: Michael Roth

Volume 40. A Practical Guide to the Study of Calcium in Living Cells

Published: 10th March 1994 Serial Volume Editor: Richard Nuccitelli

Volume 38. Cell Biological Applications of Confocal Microscopy

Published: 1st October 1993

Volume 39. Motility Assays for Motor Proteins

Published: 1st October 1993

Volume 37. Antibodies in Cell Biology

Published: 1st October 1993 Serial Volume Editor: David Asai

Volume 35. Functional Organization of The Nucleus

Published: 18th December 1991

Volume 36. Xenopus laevis: Practical Uses in Cell and Molecular Biology

Published: 17th December 1991 Serial Volume Editors: Brian Kay H. Peng

Volume 34. Vectorial Transport of Proteins into and across Membranes

Published: 6th September 1991 Serial Volume Editor: Alan Tartakoff

Volume 33. Flow Cytometry

Published: 28th December 1990

Volume 32. Vesicular Transport, Part B

Published: 28th September 1989

Volume 31. Vesicular Transport, Part A

Published: 28th August 1989

Volume 30. Fluorescence Microscopy of Living Cells in Culture, Part B

Published: 28th February 1989

Volume 29. Fluorescence Microscopy of Living Cells in Culture, Part A

Published: 28th December 1988

Volume 28. Dictyostelium Discoideum: Molecular Approaches to Cell Biology

Published: 19th May 1987

Volume 27. Echinoderm Gametes and Embryos

Published: 4th April 1986

Volume 26. Prenatal Diagnosis

Published: 28th August 1982

Volume 24. The Cytoskeleton, Part A

Published: 28th May 1982

Volume 25. The Cytoskeleton, Part B

Published: 28th May 1982

Volume 23. Basic Mechanisms of Cellular Secretion

Published: 28th December 1981

Volume 22. Three-Dimensional Ultrastructure in Biology

Published: 28th June 1981

Volume 21B. Normal Human Tissue and Cell Culture, Part B

Published: 28th August 1980

Volume 21A. Normal Human Tissue and Cell Culture, Part A

Published: 28th July 1980

Volume 20. Methods in Cell Biology

Published: 28th August 1978

Volume 19. Chromatin and Chromosomal Protein Research IV

Published: 28th July 1978

Volume 17. Chromatin and Chromosomal Protein Research II

Published: 28th June 1978

Volume 18. Chromatin and Chromosomal Protein Research III

Published: 28th June 1978

Volume 16. Chromatin and Chromosomal Protein Research I

Published: 28th July 1977

Volume 15. Methods in Cell Biology

Published: 28th April 1977

Volume 14. Methods in Cell Biology

Published: 28th December 1976

Volume 13. Methods in Cell Biology

Published: 28th April 1976

Volume 12. Yeast Cells

Published: 28th December 1975

Volume 11. Yeast Cells

Published: 28th October 1975

Volume 10. Methods in Cell Biology

Published: 28th September 1975

Volume 9. Methods in Cell Biology

Published: 25th July 1975

Volume 8. Methods in Cell Biology

Published: 28th May 1974

Volume 7. Methods in Cell Biology

Published: 28th January 1974

Volume 6. Methods in Cell Biology

Published: 28th August 1973

Volume 5. Methods in Cell Biology

Published: 28th June 1972

Volume 4. Methods in Cell Biology

Published: 30th April 1970

Volume 3. Methods in Cell Biology

Published: 1st January 1969

Volume 2. Methods in Cell Biology

Published: 1st January 1966

Volume 1. Methods in Cell Biology

Published: 1st January 1964

Volume 140. Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy III

Volume 56. Video Microscopy

Serial Volume Editors: Greenfield Sluder David Wolf