Differential Cloning

  • Peter Buchner
Part of the Springer Handbook Series of Plant Ecophysiology book series (KLEC, volume 1)


Plants are subject to different environmental situations in which the plant is able to react and adapt by numerous physiological and metabolic changes. These changes are mostly accompanied and/or induced by alterations of gene expression. Altered gene expression is likely to be critical for the establishment of the resistant or susceptible state or may reflect early attempts by the plant at defence against changed environmental situations. The identification of differentially expressed genes under different environmental conditions has been used as an experimental approach to understand not only the gene function but also the molecular mechanisms underlying the biological process of plant adaptation to environmental stress. Considerable progress has been made in identifying genes responses to different environmental stresses and their importance for tolerance to abiotic stress (Vierling et al., 1992; Tabaeizadeh, 1998; Martin; 1999).


Differential Gene Expression Differential Display Altered State Differential Screening Representational Difference Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Buchner
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  1. 1.Agriculture and Environment DivisionIACR-RothamstedHarpenden, HertfordshireUK

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