Plant Electrophysiology

Methods and Cell Electrophysiology

  • Alexander G. Volkov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Methods of Plant Electrophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. V. A. Shepherd
      Pages 3-43
    3. Emil Jovanov, Alexander G. Volkov
      Pages 45-67
    4. François Bouteau, Daniel Tran
      Pages 69-90
    5. Elisa Masi, Elisa Azzarello, Stefano Mancuso
      Pages 187-204
    6. E. Azzarello, E. Masi, S. Mancuso
      Pages 205-223
    7. J. Theo M. Elzenga
      Pages 225-243
  3. Cell Electrophysiology

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 359-362

About this book

Introduction

This book, written by the leading scientists in the field of plant electrophysiology, provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of single-cell electrophysiology and current methods in plant electrophysiology. The first part begins with a historical introduction to plant electrophysiology. Chapters describe methods of measuring the membrane potentials, ion fluxes, trans-membrane ion gradients, ion-selective microelectrode measurements, the patch-clamp technique, multi-electrode arrays, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, data acquisition, and electrostimulation methods. The second part deals with plant cell electrophysiology, including chapters on the electrophysiology of Characean cells, functional characterization of plant ion channels, and mechanisms of passive permeation of ions and molecules through plant membranes.

Keywords

Bioelectrochemistry Ion Channels Membrane Transport Plant Biophysics Plant Electrophysiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander G. Volkov
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of ChemistryOakwood UniversityHuntsvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29119-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-29118-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-29119-7
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