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Plant Epigenetics and Epigenomics

Methods and Protocols

  • Charles Spillane
  • Peter McKeown

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2093)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Detection and Analysis of Epigenetic Marks in Plant Genomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Xiaodong Yang, Sally A. Mackenzie
      Pages 15-31
    3. Laura-Jayne Gardiner
      Pages 33-46
    4. Marco Di Marsico, Elisa Cerruti, Cinzia Comino, Andrea Porceddu, Alberto Acquadro, Stefano Capomaccio et al.
      Pages 47-64
    5. Martin Schmidt, Magdalena Woloszynska, Michiel Van Bel, Frederik Coppens, Mieke Van Lijsebettens
      Pages 65-80
  3. Epigenetics and Plant Chromatin Structure

  4. Applications and Novel Insights into Epigenetics and Epigenomics in Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Xiaowen Shi, Chen Chen, Hua Yang, Jie Hou, Tieming Ji, Jianlin Cheng et al.
      Pages 161-171
    3. Colette L. Picard, Mary Gehring
      Pages 173-201
    4. M. Teresa Boquete, Niels C. A. M. Wagemaker, Philippine Vergeer, Jeannie Mounger, Christina L. Richards
      Pages 203-215
    5. Matteo Busconi, Giovanna Soffritti, Marcelino De Los Mozos Pascual, José Antonio Fernandez
      Pages 227-242

About this book


This second edition volume expands on the previous edition with a look at the latest techniques in plant epigenetics and epigenomic research. Chapters in this book cover topics such as whole genome methylome analysis; analysis of DNA methylation; chromatin analysis of metabolic gene clusters in plants; plant epigenetic stress memory induced by drought; small non-coding RNA analysis in seeds of forest tree species; and a discussion on epigenetics inheritance in plants. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. 
Cutting-edge and comprehensive, Plant Epigenetics and Epigenomics: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition is a valuable resource for both novice and expert researchers, and aims to advance this field of study by paving the way for integrating epigenetic mechanisms into models of plant function during development and evolution. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Charles Spillane
    • 1
  • Peter McKeown
    • 2
  1. 1.Plant and AgriBiosciences Research Centre, Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway)GalwayIreland
  2. 2.Plant and AgriBiosciences Research Centre, Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway)GalwayIreland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Plant Epigenetics and Epigenomics
  • Book Subtitle Methods and Protocols
  • Editors Charles Spillane
    Peter McKeown
  • Series Title Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Methods Molecular Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Humana, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-0716-0178-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-0716-0181-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-0716-0179-2
  • Series ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series E-ISSN 1940-6029
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XI, 272
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Genetics and Genomics
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