Measuring Programmed Cell Death in Plants
Methods for the detection of programmed cell death (PCD) in plants are reviewed with references for different biochemical, microscopic, and molecular assays. A detailed description of three different methods for the detection of biotic or abiotic PCD in plant tissues is included. The reader is encouraged to use all three methods in parallel to obtain a reliable measure of PCD. Critical considerations are highlighted.
Key WordsProgrammed cell death plant hypersensitive response nuclease DNA degradation ion lekeage
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