Methods for Plant Molecular Biology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127436555, 9781483269726

Methods for Plant Molecular Biology

1st Edition

Editors: Arthur Weissbach Herbert Weissbach
eBook ISBN: 9781483269726
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th June 1988
Page Count: 564
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Description

Methods for Plant Molecular Biology is a collection of articles that focuses on the techniques used in plant molecular biology and genetics. The book discusses the isolation and characterization of nuclear, chloroplast, and mitochondrial nucleic acids and the factors and systems involved in transcription and gene expression. Procedures for the isolation of cell walls, chloroplast membranes, membrane proteins; techniques to carry out plant cell culture and protoplast formation; and methods for gene and organelle transfer are covered as well. Biologists, molecular biologists, botanists, and students will find the book very useful.

Table of Contents


Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Preface

Contents of Methods in Enzymology,Volume 118

Section I. Cell Wall and Membrane

1. Isolation and Characterization of Plant Cell Walls and Cell Wall Components

2. Isolation of the Plasma Membrane

Section II. Nucleus

3. Purification and Restriction Endonuclease Analysis of Plant Nuclear DNA

4. Analyzing Genome Variation in Plants

Section III. Cytoplasmic Protein Synthesis

5. The Synthesis of High-Molecular-Weight Proteins in the Wheat Germ Translation System

Section IV. The Chloroplast

A. Genome Structure

6. Isolation and Structural Analysis of Chloroplast

B. Transcription-Translation

7. In Vitro Transcription of Chloroplast Protein Genes

8. Coupled Transcription-Translation in Chloroplast

9. Translation by Isolated Pea Chloroplasts

C. Photosynthetic Systems

10. Isolation and Characterization of Chloroplast Envelope Membranes

11. Characterization of the Thylakoid Membrane by Subfractionation Analyses

12. Subunit Structure and Biogenesis of ATP Synthase and Photosystem I Reaction Center

D. RuBP Carboxylase

13. Cloning and Expression of Genes for the Small Subunit of Ribulosebisphosphate Carboxylase

14. Separation and Reassembly of the Subunits of Ribulosebisphosphate Carboxylase

15. The Cloning and Expression in Escherichia coli of RuBP Carboxylase/Oxygenase Large Subunit Genes

Section V. Mitochondria

16. The Isolation of Mitochondria and Mitochondrial

17. Analysis of the Genome Structure of Plant Mitochondria

18. Strategies for the Identification and Analysis of Higher Plant Mitochondrial Genes

19. Isolation of Plant Mitochondrial

Section VI. Nitrogen Metabolism

20. Isolation and Characterization of Nitrogenase from Klebsiella pneumonia

Section VII. Cell Culture and Transformation

22. Establishment of Calli and Suspension Cultures

23. Protoplasts: Isolation, Culture, Plant Regeneration

24. Fusion and Transformation of Plant Protoplasts

25. Organelle Transfer

Section VIII. Gene Transfer

26. Gene Transfer in Plants: Production of Transformed Plants Using Ti Plasmid Vectors

27. Plant Virus Vectors: Cauliflower Mosaic Virus

28. Direct Gene Transfer to Plants

Section IX. Virology

29. In Vitro Transcription of Infectious Viral RNA from Cloned cDNA

30. Use of RNA Probes to Detect Plant RNA Viruses

31. Preparation and Use of cDNA Probes for Detection of Viral Genomes

32. ELISA Techniques

Subject Index

Details

No. of pages:
564
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1988
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483269726

About the Editor

Arthur Weissbach

Affiliations and Expertise

Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, Roche Research Center, Nutley, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Herbert Weissbach

Affiliations and Expertise

Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, Roche Research Center, Nutley, New Jersey, U.S.A.