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Methods and Protocols

  • Eric Maréchal

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1829)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Plastid Evolution, Plasticity, Structural, and Functional Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Katalin Solymosi, Johanna Lethin, Henrik Aronsson
      Pages 55-72
    3. Norbert Rolland, Imen Bouchnak, Lucas Moyet, Daniel Salvi, Marcel Kuntz
      Pages 73-85
    4. Stefanie J. Mueller-Schuessele, Morgane Michaud
      Pages 87-109
  3. Laboratory Protocols

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Serena Flori, Pierre-Henri Jouneau, Benoit Gallet, Leandro F. Estrozi, Christine Moriscot, Guy Schoehn et al.
      Pages 113-122
    3. Alexander F. Schober, Serena Flori, Giovanni Finazzi, Peter G. Kroth, Carolina Río Bártulos
      Pages 189-203
    4. Cyrille Y. Botté, Geoffrey I. McFadden, Yoshiki Yamaryo-Botté
      Pages 205-212
    5. Valérie Gros, Josselin Lupette, Juliette Jouhet
      Pages 213-240
    6. Valérie Gros, Juliette Jouhet
      Pages 241-252
    7. Maha Chieb, Monique Liebers, Fabien Chevalier, Silva Lerbs-Mache, Robert Blanvillain, Thomas Pfannschmidt
      Pages 253-271

About this book


This volume explores plastid evolution, structure, and function in algae, plants and protists. The methods described in this book help scientists visualize, fractionate, purify, and study primary and secondary plastids in plant and algal materials. The chapters in this book also look at various techniques to analyze plastids through means of combining biology strategies from genetics, genomics, proteomics, and lipidomics. 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.

Cutting-edge and thorough, Plastids: Methods and Protocols is a valuable resource for students, engineers, and researchers who are interested in this evolving organelle and overall field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Maréchal
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire et VégétaleCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, CEA Grenoble, Institut National Recherche Agronomique, UMR5168, Université Grenoble AlpesGrenobleFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Plastids
  • Book Subtitle Methods and Protocols
  • Editors Eric Maréchal
  • Series Title Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Methods Molecular Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-8653-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-9355-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-8654-5
  • Series ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series E-ISSN 1940-6029
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 409
  • Number of Illustrations 20 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Sciences
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