Plant Senescence

Methods and Protocols

  • Yongfeng Guo

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1744)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction of Plant Senescence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Akhtar Ali, Xiaoming Gao, Yongfeng Guo
      Pages 9-31
  3. Phenotypic Analysis and Molecular Markers of Plant Organ Senescence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Liming Zhao, Yan Xia, Xiao-Yuan Wu, Jos H. M. Schippers, Hai-Chun Jing
      Pages 35-48
  4. Hormonal Control of Plant Senescence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Zhonghai Li, Hongwei Guo
      Pages 105-112
    3. Zenglin Zhang, Yongfeng Guo
      Pages 125-132
  5. Stress-Induced Senescence in Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Yasuhito Sakuraba, Dami Kim, Nam-Chon Paek
      Pages 141-149
    3. Shoki Aoyama, Junji Yamaguchi, Takeo Sato
      Pages 151-159
    4. Wei Liu, Wenwei Zhang, Na Zheng, Weibo Zhai, Fangjun Qi
      Pages 161-171

About this book


This detailed volume covers a wide variety of techniques either developed specially for plant senescence studies or optimized for studying senescing plants. After an introduction to the topic, the book continues with sections on phenotypic analysis and molecular markers of plant organ senescence, hormonal control of plant senescence, stress-induced senescence, molecular and cellular processes in plant senescence, as well as systems biology approaches. Written for 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. 

Authoritative and practical, Plant Senescence: Methods and Protocols aims to provide a useful hand book of standard protocols for plant molecular biologists working on senescence.


Phenotypic analysis Molecular markers Hormonal control Plant stress Senescing organs Senescence-associated Genes (SAGs) Plant development

Editors and affiliations

  • Yongfeng Guo
    • 1
  1. 1.Tobacco Research InstituteChinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesQingdaoChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2018
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-7670-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-7672-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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