The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook

The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook

A Comprehensive Guide to Biology and Laboratory Use

1st Edition - June 28, 1989

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  • Author: Elizabeth Harris
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483288604

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The green alga Chlamydomonas is widely used as an experimental model system for studies in cellular and molecular biology, and in particular plant molecular biology. This book is the only single modern compendium of information on its biology and in particular its molecular biology and genetics. Included in addition to much information on the basic biology is material of a very practical nature, namely, methods for culture, preservation of cultures, preparation of media, lists of inhibitors and other additives to culture media, help with common laboratory problems such as contamination, student demonstrations, and properties of particular strains and mutants.Casual users as well as specialists will find the book to be useful in many ways.

Key Features

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@bul:* Provides access to previously unpublished data from genetic analysis
* Provides descriptions of mutant strains
* Depicts summary tables comparing properties of different species and their mutant strains
* Explains detailed methods for laboratory procedures of general utility
* Furnishes comparisons of culture media
* Presents lists of inhibitors, mutagens, and other additives to culture media
* Assists with common laboratory problems such as contamination and storage of strains
* Demonstrates protocols for laboratory demonstrations available for undergraduate teaching.


Cell and molecular biologists, plant scientists and geneticists, and their students and technicians.

Table of Contents

  • An Overview of the Genus Chlamydomonas.
    Culture and Storage Methods.
    Cell Architecture and Division.
    The Sexual Cycle.
    Organelle Heredity.
    Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis.
    Genetic Analysis.
    Mutant Strains.
    Procedures and Resources.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 780
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1989
  • Published: June 28, 1989
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483288604

About the Author

Elizabeth Harris

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Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

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