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Plant stress tolerance; methods and protocols.


Plant stress tolerance; methods and protocols.

Ed. by Ramanjulu Sunkar.

Humana Press Inc.


386 pages



Methods in molecular biology; 639


Sunkar (Oklahoma State U., OK) presents 23 chapters detailing widely-used and recently developed methodologies used by plant physiologists, biochemists, and molecular biologists for research into plant tolerance to stress from such abiotic factors as drought, salinity, extreme temperatures, extreme light intensity, and deficiency or toxic levels of nutrients. The volume opens with overview chapters on dehydration tolerance, salinity tolerance, cold stress acclimation, redox-dependent regulation and oxidative damage in plants subjected to abiotic stress, array platforms and bioinformatic tools for the analysis of plant transcriptome in response to stress, and metabolic engineering of glyoxalase pathways for enhancing stress tolerance in plants. The remaining contributions are presented in sections devoted to genome-wide approaches for identification of stress-regulated genes, proteins, and small RNAs; antioxidant enzymes and metabolites; and osmotic adjustment and ion measurements. The chapters follow the series format by including introductions to the subjects, lists of necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and pitfalls.

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