The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook

The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook

Volume 1: Introduction to Chlamydomonas and Its Laboratory Use

3rd Edition - October 1, 2022

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  • Editor: Ursula Goodenough
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128224571

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The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook: Introduction to Chlamydomonas and Its Laboratory Use, Volume One, Third Edition has been fully revised and updated to include a wealth of new resources for the Chlamydomonas community (new mutant libraries, new omics studies, and potentially more information about different Chlamydomonas species in the environment). In addition to updates on molecular techniques and analysis of the sequenced genome, the book presents the latest in research and best practices for applications in research, including methods for culture, preservation of cultures, preparation of media, and more.

Key Features

  • Provides the only complete reference on both the historical background and most up-to-date information and applications on Chlamydomonas
  • Edited by current leaders in the area, continuing the expert insights established through the first two editions
  • Includes best practices for applications in research, including methods for culture, preservation of cultures, preparation of media, lists of inhibitors, and more
  • Aids researchers with common laboratory problems such as contamination and details on properties of particular strains and mutants


Researchers in plant science who study photosynthesis; crop scientists; fertility researchers; mammalian vision researchers; biochemistry researchers; plant physiologists; plant and molecular biologists and even human disease; University and Medical libraries. The book will also be of extreme value to both postdoctoral and graduate students

Table of Contents

  • 1. Taxonomy, diversity and distribution of Chlamydomonas species
    2. History of Chlamydomonas as a laboratory organism
    3. Cell architecture revisited through tomography and cell imaging techniques
    4. The vegetative cell cycle, including culture conditions and methods
    5. The sexual cycle
    6. Overview of the nuclear genome
    7. Genetic analysis
    8. The molecular toolkit, including transformation, gene expression, genome resequencing, CRISPR
    9. Resources for the investigator and for use of Chlamydomonas in teaching

Product details

  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: October 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128224571

About the Editor

Ursula Goodenough

Dr. Ursula Goodenough is professor emerita of biology at Washington University in St. Louis. She earned her M.A. in zoology from Columbia University and completed her Ph.D. at Harvard University. She wrote three editions of a widely adopted textbook, Genetics, and has served in numerous capacities in international biomedical arenas. Goodenough joined the institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS) in 1989 arid served continuously on its Council and as its president for four years. She has presented papers and seminars on science and religion to numerous audiences, co-chaired three IRAS conferences on star island, and serves on the editorial board of Zygon:Journal of Religion and Science. Her best-selling book, The Sacred Depths of Nature, has resulted in her taking this concern to dozens of college campuses in this country, participating in television productions including PBS, as well as NPR radio broadcasting.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emerita of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, USA

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