Plant Meiosis

Methods and Protocols

  • Wojciech P. Pawlowski
  • Mathilde Grelon
  • Susan Armstrong

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 990)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Cytological Techniques for Light Microscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martin A. Lysak, Terezie Mandáková
      Pages 13-24
    3. Zhi Gao, Fangpu Han, Tatiana V. Danilova, Jonathan C. Lamb, Patrice S. Albert, James A. Birchler
      Pages 35-43
    4. Philippa Barrell, Ueli Grossniklaus
      Pages 45-52
    5. Elizabeth S. Howe, Shaun P. Murphy, Hank W. Bass
      Pages 53-66
    6. Moira J. Sheehan, R. Kelly Dawe, Wojciech P. Pawlowski
      Pages 79-92
    7. Liudmila A. Chelysheva, Laurie Grandont, Mathilde Grelon
      Pages 93-101
    8. Zhukuan Cheng
      Pages 125-134
    9. James D. Higgins
      Pages 135-144
  3. Cytological Techniques for Electron Microscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Lorinda K. Anderson, Stephen M. Stack
      Pages 147-158
  4. Genetics and Molecular Biology Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Hossein Khademian, Laurène Giraut, Jan Drouaud, Christine Mézard
      Pages 177-190
    3. Yan He, Gaganpreet Sidhu, Wojciech P. Pawlowski
      Pages 191-201
    4. Kim Osman, Elisabeth Roitinger, Jianhua Yang, Susan Armstrong, Karl Mechtler, F. Chris H. Franklin
      Pages 215-226
    5. Wayne Crismani, Raphaël Mercier
      Pages 227-234
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 235-238

About this book


Meiosis is one of the most critical processes in eukaryotes, required for continuation of species and generation of new variation.  In plants, meiotic recombination is by far the most important source of genetic variation.  In Plant Meiosis: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers in the field detail methods for molecular cytogenetics and chromosome analysis in plants.  These state-of -the-art protocols allow studying the organization and behavior of the genetic material in a wide range of both model and crop species.  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 and readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


 Authoritative and practical, Plant Meiosis: Methods and Protocols provides and extensive list of protocols developed and used in a number of laboratories at the cutting edge of meiosis and chromosome research.


Meiosis chromosome eukaryotes genetic material genetic variation molecular cytogenetics plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Wojciech P. Pawlowski
    • 1
  • Mathilde Grelon
    • 2
  • Susan Armstrong
    • 3
  1. 1., Dept. of Plant Breeding & GeneticsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2., Centre de Versailles-GrignonInst National de la Recherche AgronomiquVersaillesFrance
  3. 3.School of BiosciencesThe University of BirminghamBirminghamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-332-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-333-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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