Whole-Mount Immunolocalization Procedure for Plant Female Meiocytes

  • Santiago Valentín Galvan Gordillo
  • Rocio Escobar-Guzman
  • Daniel Rodriguez-Leal
  • Jean-Philippe Vielle-Calzada
  • Arnaud RonceretEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2061)


Here we present an optimized protocol for immunolocalization of meiotic proteins during female meiosis in whole mount tissues. It ensures ovule morphology integrity and homogeneous reagent penetration. The method relies on paraformaldehyde tissue fixation, polyacrylamide embedding, tissue permeabilization, antibody incubation, counterstaining, and confocal microscopy analysis. This protocol has been used in diverse Arabidopsis ecotypes and in the legume Vigna unguiculata.

Key words

Confocal microscopy Female meiosis Immunolocalization Plant Whole-mount 



We thank Angelica Martinez-Navarro for schematic drawings and Patricia Rueda for technical assistance; the work was supported by DGAPA PAPIIT IA201217 and IBT-UNAM Grant: p228.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Santiago Valentín Galvan Gordillo
    • 1
  • Rocio Escobar-Guzman
    • 2
  • Daniel Rodriguez-Leal
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jean-Philippe Vielle-Calzada
    • 2
  • Arnaud Ronceret
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Instituto de Biotecnología/UNAMCuernavacaMexico
  2. 2.Grupo de Desarrollo Reproductivo y ApomixisUGA LangebioCinvestav IrapuatoMexico
  3. 3.Inari AgricultureCambridgeUSA

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