Methods in Molecular Biology

Molecular Plant Taxonomy

Methods and Protocols

Editors: Besse, Pascale (Ed.)

  • Includes cutting-edge methods and protocols
  • Provides step-by-step detail essential for reproducible results
  • Contains key notes and implementation advice from the experts
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Plant taxonomy is an ancient discipline facing new challenges with the current availability of a vast array of molecular approaches which allow reliable genealogy-based classifications. Although the primary focus of plant taxonomy is on the delimitation of species, molecular approaches also provide a better understanding of evolutionary processes, a particularly important issue for some taxonomic complex groups. Molecular Plant Taxonomy: Methods and Protocols describes laboratory protocols based on the use of nucleic acids and chromosomes for plant taxonomy, as well as guidelines for phylogenetic analysis of molecular data. Experts in the field also contribute review and application chapters that will encourage the reader to develop an integrative taxonomy approach, combining nucleic acid and cytogenetic data together with other crucial information (taxonomy, morphology, anatomy, ecology, reproductive biology, biogeography, paleobotany), which will help not only to best circumvent species delimitation but also to resolve the evolutionary processes in play. Written in the 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 protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and easily accessible, Molecular Plant Taxonomy: Methods and Protocols seeks to provide conceptual as well as technical guidelines to plant taxonomists and geneticists.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Plant Taxonomy: A Historical Perspective, Current Challenges, and Perspectives

    Rouhan, Germinal (et al.)

    Pages 1-37

  • Guidelines for the Choice of Sequences for Molecular Plant Taxonomy

    Besse, Pascale

    Pages 39-51

  • Leaf Tissue Sampling and DNA Extraction Protocols

    Semagn, Kassa

    Pages 53-67

  • DNA Extraction from Herbarium Specimens

    Drábková, Lenka Záveská

    Pages 69-84

  • Analysis of Variation in Chloroplast DNA Sequences

    Heinze, Berthold (et al.)

    Pages 85-120

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Plant Taxonomy
Book Subtitle
Methods and Protocols
Editors
  • Pascale Besse
Series Title
Methods in Molecular Biology
Series Volume
1115
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-62703-767-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-62703-767-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-62703-766-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5987-7
Series ISSN
1064-3745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 402
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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