Description

LABFAX volumes are purpose-designed data reference books for practicing scientists. Each book presents key information for a major subject in one place and so saves hours of searching. It does not simply collect together data which are already available in catalogs, since these are often incomplete and can contain conflicting information. Rather, the authors and editors of each LABFAX volume have searched the original literature for the accurate data which they know the specialist needs. Plant Molecular Biology Labfax is a detailed compendium of essential information on plant nucleic acids, transformation and expression vectors, selectable genes and reporter genes, gene expression and PCR techniques, etc. A key feature is the Plant Gene Index, comprising comprehensive tables of plant genes published and submitted to sequence databases. Plant Molecular Biology Labfax, while specializing in molecular aspects of plant science, inevitably has numerous sections dealing with general molecular biology which complement the extensive information provided in Molecular Biology Labfax. It is therefore a worthy companion to this text.

Table of Contents


Contributors

Abbreviations

1. Plant Anatomy, Histology and Taxonomy for Molecular Biologists

Histology: Plant Cell Types

Parenchyma

Epidermis

Mesophyll

Endodermis

Pericycle

Collenchyma

Sclerenchyma

Vascular bundles

Xylem

Phloem

Cambium

Anatomy

Stem

Root

Leaf

Flower

Fruits and Seeds

Methods for Examination of Plant Tissues

Embedding and Sectioning

Histochemical Staining

Fluorescence Microscopy

General Information

Procedure

Commonly Used Fluorochromes

Taxonomy

Rules for the Citation of Plant Names in Scientific Publications

Nomenclature of Major Crop and Experimental Plants

References

Further Reading

2. Plant Nucleic Acids

DNA Isolation from Plants

Isolation of Agrobacterium Ti Plasmid DNA

Calculation of Gene Copy Number Equivalents

Formula

Nomogram

Computer Program

RNA Isolation from Plants

Codon Usage

References

3. Plant Gene Index

Introduction

References

4. Plant Transformation and Expression Vectors

Introduction

Expression Cassettes

pRT103

pJIT74

pDH51

pJIT60

pMA406

pKYLX3

PJIT117

Reporter Genes

Gus Gene

Cat and Luc

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780080917535