Environmental Responses in Plants

Methods and Protocols

  • Paula Duque

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1398)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Tropisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Regina Antoni, Daniela Dietrich, Malcolm J. Bennett, Pedro L. Rodriguez
      Pages 3-9
    3. Richard Barker, Benjamin Cox, Logan Silber, Arash Sangari, Amir Assadi, Patrick Masson
      Pages 11-20
    4. Henrik Johansson, Mathias Zeidler
      Pages 29-35
    5. Joshua J. Blakeslee, Angus S. Murphy
      Pages 37-53
    6. Nicola Carraro, Wendy Ann Peer
      Pages 55-67
  3. Photoperiodism and Circadian Rhythms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Niels A. Müller, José M. Jiménez-Gómez
      Pages 71-79
    3. Fernando Andrés, Stefano Torti, Coral Vincent, George Coupland
      Pages 81-91
    4. Craig G. Simpson, John Fuller, Cristiane P. G. Calixto, Jim McNicol, Clare Booth, John W. S. Brown et al.
      Pages 119-132
    5. Takatoshi Kiba, Rossana Henriques
      Pages 141-152
  4. Abiotic Stress Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Diego M. Almeida, M. Cecília Almadanim, Tiago Lourenço, Isabel A. Abreu, Nelson J. M. Saibo, M. Margarida Oliveira
      Pages 155-182

About this book


This volume describes different up-to-date methodological approaches, ranging from physiological assays to imaging and molecular techniques, to study a wide variety of plant responses to environmental cues. Environmental Responses in Plants: Methods and Protocols is divided into four sections: Tropisms, Photoperiodism and Circadian Rhythms, Abiotic Stress Responses, and Plant-Pathogen Interactions. The chapters in these sections include detailed protocols to investigate some of the many key biological processes underlying plant environmental responses, mostly in the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana, but also in Physcomitrella patens and in different crop species such as rice, potato, barley, or tomato. 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.

Authoritative and practical, Environmental Responses in Plants: Methods and Protocols, is a great resource for plant physiologists, biochemists, and cell and molecular scientists interested in this exciting and fast-growing research topic.



Tropisms Photoperiodism Circadian Rythms Abiotic Stress Responses Plant-Pathogen Interactions Arabidopsis thaliana Physcomitrella patens

Editors and affiliations

  • Paula Duque
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Gulbenkian de CiênciaOeirasPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-3356-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-3354-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-3356-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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