Plant Metabolomics

Methods and Protocols

  • Nigel W. Hardy
  • Robert D. Hall

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 860)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Robert D. Hall, Nigel W. Hardy
    Pages 1-10
  3. Material Preparation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. J. William Allwood, Jim Heald, Amanda J. Lloyd, Royston Goodacre, Luis A. J. Mur
      Pages 31-49
    3. Benoît Biais, Stéphane Bernillon, Catherine Deborde, Cécile Cabasson, Dominique Rolin, Yaakov Tadmor et al.
      Pages 51-63
    4. Aimee M. Llewellyn, Jennie Lewis, Sonia J. Miller, Delia-Irina Corol, Michael H. Beale, Jane L. Ward
      Pages 65-81
  4. Chemical Analysis Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Harrie A. Verhoeven, Harry Jonker, Ric C. H. De Vos, Robert D. Hall
      Pages 85-99
    3. Sonia Osorio, Phuc Thi Do, Alisdair R. Fernie
      Pages 101-109
    4. Ilana Rogachev, Asaph Aharoni
      Pages 129-144
    5. Madalina Oppermann, Nicolaie Eugen Damoc, Catharina Crone, Thomas Moehring, Helmut Muenster, Martin Hornshaw
      Pages 145-156
    6. J. William Allwood, David Parker, Manfred Beckmann, John Draper, Royston Goodacre
      Pages 157-176
    7. John M. Baker, Jane L. Ward, Michael H. Beale
      Pages 177-191
    8. D. P. Persson, T. H. Hansen, K. H. Laursen, S. Husted, J. K. Schjoerring
      Pages 193-211
    9. Susanne Rasmussen, Geoffrey A. Lane, Wade Mace, Anthony J. Parsons, Karl Fraser, Hong Xue
      Pages 213-226
  5. Data Analysis

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 335-340

About this book


Estimation of the metabolite complement of plant material involves a wide range of techniques and technologies and that breadth continues to increase.  Metabolomics research typically involves multiple sites for material preparation and analysis and most investigations are “high throughput”, meaning that chemical analysis of sample sets are inevitably carried out over an extended period of time.  In, Plant Metabolomics: Methods and Protocols expert researchers in the field detail many of the stages which are now commonly used to study plant metabolomics workflow. Stages of this workflow, up to and including the statistical analysis, accurate and detailed collection of meta-data are also essential for good process management, to satisfy reporting requirements and to ensure wider interpretability and reuse  results.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 key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.



Through and intuitive Plant Metabolomics: Methods and Protocols,  seeks to aid scientists in the further study of the methods for all the stages of the plant metabolomics workflow.


Plant Metabolomics biological materials chemical analysis meta-data multivariate metabolomic data plant material statistical analysis workflow

Editors and affiliations

  • Nigel W. Hardy
    • 1
  • Robert D. Hall
    • 2
  1. 1., Dept. Computer SciencesAberystwyth UniversityAberystwythUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Plant Research InternationalWageningenNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-593-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-594-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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