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Title Arabidopsis : a practical approach / edited by Zoe A. Wilson
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 275 pages) : illustrations
Series The practical approach series ; PAS/223
Practical approach series ; 223
Contents 1. Growth, maintenance, and use of Arabidopsis genetic resources / Mary Anderson, Fiona Wilson 1 -- 1. What is Arabidopsis? 1 -- 2. What makes Arabidopsis such an attractive experimental model? 3 -- 3. Arabidopsis genetic resource centres 4 -- Arabidopsis genetic resources 4 -- Accessing Arabidopsis resources 5 -- 4. Mutants of Arabidopsis 5 -- Single gene mutation lines 5 -- Resources for the identification/investigation of novel genes 8 -- Mapping tools 10 -- 5. Considerations of available resources for identifying novel genes 11 -- Forward genetics 12 -- Reverse genetics 14 -- 6. Growing Arabidopsis 15 -- How to maintain clean growth conditions 15 -- Growing Arabidopsis in the glasshouse 16 -- Chemical control of pests and diseases 19 -- 7. Seed storage 21 -- 8. Growing Arabidopsis with specific growth requirements 23 -- 9. Sterile culture of Arabidopsis 24 -- 2. Preservation and handling of stock centre clones / Randy Scholl, Keith Davis, Doreen Ware 29 -- 2. Missions of a plant DNA resource centre 29 -- 3. Preservation of stocks 30 -- Plasmids with small DNA inserts 30 -- Cosmids 32 -- Phage and phage libraries 33 -- Yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) libraries 33 -- Pools of YAC library cells for PCR screening 37 -- Distribution of YAC libraries arrayed on nylon filters 38 -- Other large-insert libraries 38 -- Yeast expression analysis--'two-hybrid' libraries and complementation testing 42 -- 4. Verification of stock identity and purity 42 -- 5. Pooled DNA from T-DNA lines for PCR screening 44 -- 6. Organization of stock information 48 -- Collecting, maintaining, and disseminating stock data 48 -- Organizing and distributing patron data 48 -- 7. Future 48 -- 3. Genetic mapping using recombinant inbred lines / Clare Lister, Mary Anderson, Caroline Dean 51 -- 2. Preparation and digestion of A. thaliana genomic DNA 54 -- Preparation of genomic DNA 56 -- Identifying an RFLP 60 -- Southern blotting and hybridization 61 -- 3. Polymorphic markers 62 -- RFLP markers 62 -- PCR-based markers 66 -- Phenotypic and biochemical markers 68 -- 4. Calculating map positions 69 -- Mapping programs 69 -- NASC mapping service 70 -- 5. Integration of a mutation into a molecular map 72 -- 4. Arabidopsis mutant characterization; microscopy, mapping, and gene expression analysis / Kriton Kalantidis, L. Greg Briarty, Zoe A. Wilson 77 -- 1. Generation of mutants and their importance for developmental biology 77 -- 2. Mapping and segregation analysis 78 -- Mapping of mutations 78 -- Influence of environment on phenotype 82 -- 3. Microscopy 82 -- Fresh material characterization 82 -- Fixed material characterization 84 -- 4. Analysis of plant gene expression 89 -- RNA isolation 89 -- Northern analysis 91 -- In situ hybridizations 92 -- 5. Classical and molecular cytogenetics of Arabidopsis / G.H. Jones, J.S. Heslop-Harrison 105 -- 2. Mitotic chromosome analysis by light microscopy 108 -- 3. In situ hybridization to mitotic chromosome preparations 112 -- Photography of in situ hybridizations 117 -- 4. Meiotic chromosome analysis by light microscopy 117 -- 5. Meiotic chromosome analysis by electron microscopy 121 -- 6. Tissue culture, transformation, and transient gene expression in Arabidopsis / Keith Lindsey, Wenbin Wei 125 -- 2. Stable transformation by Agrobacterium tumefaciens 128 -- 3. Transient gene expression in Arabidopsis protoplasts 131 -- Reporter gene enzyme assays 134 -- 7. Transposon and T-DNA mutagenesis / Mark G.M. Aarts, Csaba Koncz, Andy Pereira 143 -- 2. Transposon tagging 143 -- Endogenous transposable elements 143 -- Transposon tagging systems in Arabidopsis 144 -- Which system to use? 149 -- Genetic and molecular analysis of a putatively transposon tagged mutant 151 -- Further applications of transposon tagging 156 -- 3.2 T-DNA tagging 158 -- Use of T-DNA as insertional mutagen 158 -- Random tagging 158 -- Available populations of T-DNA transformants 159 -- Promoter/enhancer trapping 160 -- Analysis of T-DNA mutants and cloning a tagged gene 161 -- Further applications of T-DNA tagging 166 -- 8. Map-based cloning in Arabidopsis / Joanna Putterill, George Coupland 171 -- 2. Locating the mutation of interest relative to DNA markers 172 -- Determining an approximate map position 172 -- Identifying a short genetic interval containing the mutation as a prelude to isolating the gene 175 -- 3. Placing the gene on the physical map 177 -- Chromosome landing 177 -- Chromosome walking with YAC clones 178 -- 4. Identification of the gene 189 -- Location of the gene by molecular complementation 189 -- Determining the structure of the gene 194 -- 5. Perspectives 194 -- 9. Physical mapping: YACs, BACs, cosmids, and nucleotide sequences / Ian Bancroft 199 -- 2. Genome mapping with YAC clones 199 -- 3. Genome mapping with BAC and P1 clones 202 -- Communal resources 202 -- Construction of BAC libraries 208 -- Genome mapping with BACs 211 -- 4. High resolution mapping with cosmids 216 -- Approaches to mapping with cosmids 216 -- Construction of cosmid libraries 216 -- 5. Nucleotide sequences--the ultimate mapping tool 221 -- EST sequencing project 221 -- Genome sequencing project 221 -- Sequence-based mapping 222 -- 10. Web-based bioinformatic tools for Arabidopsis researchers / Seung Y. Rhee, David J. Flanders 225 -- What is bioinformatics 225 -- Sources of Arabidopsis bioinformatic data 226 -- 2. Basic tools for the Internet 227 -- Web basics 227 -- Getting onto the Web 228 -- Using your browser 229 -- Browser tips and errors 232 -- Privacy issues 235 -- 3. Scenarios of bioinformatic use in Arabidopsis research 235 -- 4. Gene information resources 237 -- General gene information 237 -- Arabidopsis gene information 237 -- Plant gene information 238 -- Genetic maps 239 -- Physical maps 240 -- 6. Sequencing 242 -- Arabidopsis genome initiative (AGI) 243 -- Annotation of sequences by AGI 243 -- Caveats in annotation 244 -- Sequence contigs from AtDB 245 -- 7. Sequence analysis tools 245 -- BLAST 246 -- FASTA 250 -- EST databases 252 -- Gene identification programs 253 -- Gene family analyses 255 -- Motif analyses 255 -- Protein structures 258 -- Comprehensive sequence analysis tools 259 -- 8. Current issues and future directions in bioinformatics 260 -- Some important bioinformatic issues 260 -- Bioinformatic tools currently under development for Arabidopsis research
Summary "Arabidopsis has long been acknowledged as the ideal molecular genetic tool for the analysis of development in higher plants. This book covers all the key techniques for using Arabidopsis as an experimental system. This fully up-to-date and comprehensive laboratory manual is an essential source book for all researchers who work on Arabidopsis." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Arabidopsis -- Laboratory manuals.
Arabidopsis -- Molecular aspects -- Laboratory manuals.
Arabidopsis -- genetics.
Plants, Genetically Modified -- genetics.
Genre/Form Laboratory Manual.
Laboratory manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Wilson, Zoe A.
ISBN 0585483795 (electronic bk.)
9780585483795 (electronic bk.)