Plant Microtechniques and Protocols

Editors: Yeung, E.C.T., Stasolla, C., Sumner, M.J., Huang, B.Q. (Eds.)

  • The first comprehensive work of microtechniques of botanical specimens
  • Detailed analysis of various microtechnique protocols of plant specimen studies
  • Clear and easy to understand procedures for various specimen analyses Written by leading scholars from around the world
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About this book

A proper understanding of the structural organization of the plant body is essential to any study in plant biology. Experimental studies in vivo and in situ will lead to structural, physiological, and cellular changes of the experimental material. To study macroscopic and microscopic changes, different histological methods and microtechniques can be used as they provide valuable information of the experimental system. In addition, the observed structural changes allow investigators to set hypothesis for further studies based on one’s own observation. Thus, proper selection and utilization of microtechniques are a must for the success of a research program. At present, an up-to-date collection of protocols are not readily available in the literature. The latest work in plant microtechniques was published in 1999 by Ruzin but many others are no longer in print [e.g., Jensen (1964); O’Brien and McCully (1981)]. Furthermore, a majority of published works focus on techniques related to general processing and staining procedures. A comprehensive treatment that encompasses broader applications of microtechniques to other disciplines is lacking [e.g., archeology, wood science, etc.]. There is a need to create a comprehensive volume of botanical methods and protocols which includes traditional and novel techniques that can be used by researchers in plant science and investigators in other disciplines that require plant microtechniques in their research and teaching. This book covers a wide variety of applications and brings them up-to-date to make them understandable and relevant, especially to students using the methods for the first time. It is our intention to create a useful reference for plant histology and related methods that will serve as a foundation for plant scholars, researchers, and teachers in the plant sciences.​

About the authors

Edward C. Yeung
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Claudio Stasolla
Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Michael J. Sumner
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Bing Q. Huang
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • A Guide to the Study of Plant Structure with Emphasis on Living Specimens

    Yeung, Edward C.

    Pages 3-22

  • Chemical and Physical Fixation of Cells and Tissues: An Overview

    Huang, Bing Quan (et al.)

    Pages 23-43

  • Paraffin and Polyester Waxes

    Stasolla, Claudio (et al.)

    Pages 45-66

  • The Glycol Methacrylate Embedding Resins—Technovit 7100 and 8100

    Yeung, Edward C. (et al.)

    Pages 67-82

  • Epoxy Resins for Light and Transmission Electron Microscopy

    Sumner, Michael John

    Pages 83-101

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.99
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  • Due: December 16, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35935-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Microtechniques and Protocols
Editors
  • Edward Chee Tak Yeung
  • Claudio Stasolla
  • Michael John Sumner
  • Bing Quan Huang
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-19944-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-19944-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-19943-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35935-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 576
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 68 illustrations in colour
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