Plant Mitochondria

Methods and Protocols

  • James Whelan
  • Monika W. Murcha

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1305)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Szymon Kubiszewski-Jakubiak, Cyrille Megel, Elodie Ubrig, Thalia Salinas, Anne-Marie Duchêne, Laurence Maréchal-Drouard
    Pages 45-60
  3. Owen Duncan, Chris Carrie, Yan Wang, Monika W. Murcha
    Pages 61-81
  4. Nicolas L. Taylor, A. Harvey Millar
    Pages 83-106
  5. Markus Hartl, Ann-Christine König, Iris Finkemeier
    Pages 107-121
  6. Pedro F. Teixeira, Rui M. Branca, Beata Kmiec, Elzbieta Glaser
    Pages 123-130
  7. Peter Schertl, Hans-Peter Braun
    Pages 131-138
  8. Shaobai Huang, Chun Pong Lee, A. Harvey Millar
    Pages 139-149
  9. Kathleen L. Soole, Chevaun A. Smith
    Pages 151-164
  10. Richard P. Jacoby, A. Harvey Millar, Nicolas L. Taylor
    Pages 165-185
  11. Yun Shin Sew, A. Harvey Millar, Elke Stroeher
    Pages 187-196
  12. Richard Fly, James Lloyd, Stephan Krueger, Alisdair Fernie, Margaretha J. van der Merwe
    Pages 197-210
  13. Theresa J. Reape, Joanna Kacprzyk, Niall Brogan, Lee Sweetlove, Paul F. McCabe
    Pages 211-221
  14. Sanjaya B. Ekanayake, Amr M. El Zawily, Gaël Paszkiewicz, Aurélia Rolland, David C. Logan
    Pages 223-240
  15. Stephan Wagner, Thomas Nietzel, Isabel Aller, Alex Costa, Mark D. Fricker, Andreas J. Meyer et al.
    Pages 241-252
  16. Marina Cvetkovska, Greg C. Vanlerberghe
    Pages 253-261
  17. Benjamin May, Catherine Elliott, Momi Iwata, Luke Young, Julia Shearman, Mary S. Albury et al.
    Pages 281-299
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 301-303

About this book


The chapters compiled in this detailed collection outline a number of methods used to study plant mitochondria today, starting from the isolation of mitochondria to detailed analyses of RNA, protein, and enzymatic activities. Given that the ability to uncover mitochondria’s unique features is underpinned by current methodology, this book explores the subject from morphology to detailed molecular mechanisms. 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.

Practical and authoritative, Plant Mitochondria: Methods and Protocols serves as a vital resource to beginners in the field as well as to expert researchers who find themselves being pulled into the field of mitochondrial research as it links to so many important aspects of plant cell biology.


Enzymatic activities Fluorescent protein tagging Mitochondrial research Molecular mechanisms Morphology Plant RNA Plant cell biology

Editors and affiliations

  • James Whelan
    • 1
  • Monika W. Murcha
    • 2
  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia
  2. 2.The University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2638-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2639-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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