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  1. Although the complete genome sequence and annotation of Arabidopsis were released at the end of year 2000, it is still a great challenge to understand the function of each gene in the Arabidopsis genome. One w...

    Authors: Yong-Li Xiao, Julia C Redman, Erin L Monaghan, Jun Zhuang, Beverly A Underwood, William A Moskal, Wei Wang, Hank C Wu and Christopher D Town
    Citation: Plant Methods 2010 6:18
  2. Despite the wide spread application of confocal and multiphoton laser scanning microscopy in plant biology, leaf phenotype assessment still relies on two-dimensional imaging with a limited appreciation of the ...

    Authors: Nathalie Wuyts, Jean-Christophe Palauqui, Geneviève Conejero, Jean-Luc Verdeil, Christine Granier and Catherine Massonnet
    Citation: Plant Methods 2010 6:17
  3. A number of molecular marker technologies have allowed important advances in the understanding of the genetics and evolution of Eucalyptus, a genus that includes over 700 species, some of which are used worldwide...

    Authors: Carolina P Sansaloni, César D Petroli, Jason Carling, Corey J Hudson, Dorothy A Steane, Alexander A Myburg, Dario Grattapaglia, René E Vaillancourt and Andrzej Kilian
    Citation: Plant Methods 2010 6:16
  4. Cloning of gene casettes and other DNA sequences into the conventional vectors for biolistic or Agrobacterium-mediated transformation is hampered by a limited amount of unique restriction sites and by the difficu...

    Authors: Kim H Hebelstrup, Michael W Christiansen, Massimiliano Carciofi, Birgitte Tauris, Henrik Brinch-Pedersen and Preben B Holm
    Citation: Plant Methods 2010 6:15
  5. Successful defence of tobacco plants against attack from the oomycete Phytophthora nicotianae includes a type of local programmed cell death called the hypersensitive response. Complex and not completely understo...

    Authors: Alfredo J Ibáñez, Judith Scharte, Philipp Bones, Alexander Pirkl, Stefan Meldau, Ian T Baldwin, Franz Hillenkamp, Engelbert Weis and Klaus Dreisewerd
    Citation: Plant Methods 2010 6:14
  6. Functional mapping is a powerful approach for mapping quantitative trait loci (QTLs) that control biological processes. Functional mapping incorporates mathematical aspects of growth and development into a gen...

    Authors: Qin Li, Zhongwen Huang, Meng Xu, Chenguang Wang, Junyi Gai, Youjun Huang, Xiaoming Pang and Rongling Wu
    Citation: Plant Methods 2010 6:13
  7. Genotype analysis using multiple single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) is a useful but labor-intensive or high-cost procedure in plant research. Here we describe an alternative genotyping method that is suite...

    Authors: Naoki Hirotsu, Naomi Murakami, Takayuki Kashiwagi, Kazuhiro Ujiie and Ken Ishimaru
    Citation: Plant Methods 2010 6:12
  8. Suppression subtractive hybridization is a popular technique for gene discovery from non-model organisms without an annotated genome sequence, such as cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp). We aimed to use this me...

    Authors: Nanette Coetzer, Inge Gazendam, Dean Oelofse and Dave K Berger
    Citation: Plant Methods 2010 6:10
  9. Microarrays are a powerful tool used for the determination of global RNA expression. There is an increasing requirement to focus on profiling gene expression in tissues where it is difficult to obtain large qu...

    Authors: Tara J Holman, Michael H Wilson, Kim Kenobi, Ian L Dryden, T Charlie Hodgman, Andrew TA Wood and Michael J Holdsworth
    Citation: Plant Methods 2010 6:9
  10. Metabolic engineering of seed biosynthetic pathways to diversify and improve crop product quality is a highly active research area. The validation of genes driven by seed-specific promoters is time-consuming s...

    Authors: James R Petrie, Pushkar Shrestha, Qing Liu, Maged P Mansour, Craig C Wood, Xue-Rong Zhou, Peter D Nichols, Allan G Green and Surinder P Singh
    Citation: Plant Methods 2010 6:8
  11. In situ hybridization is a general molecular method typically used for the localization of mRNA transcripts in plants. The method provides a valuable tool to unravel the connection between gene expression and ana...

    Authors: Jaana Vuosku, Suvi Sutela, Mira Sääskilahti, Johanna Kestilä, Anne Jokela, Tytti Sarjala and Hely Häggman
    Citation: Plant Methods 2010 6:7
  12. Progress in plant cell cycle research is highly dependent on reliable methods for detection of cells replicating DNA. Frequency of S-phase cells (cells in DNA synthesis phase) is a basic parameter in studies o...

    Authors: Edit Kotogány, Dénes Dudits, Gábor V Horváth and Ferhan Ayaydin
    Citation: Plant Methods 2010 6:5
  13. TILLING (Targeting Induced Local Lesions in Genomes) is a reverse genetics procedure for identifying point mutations in selected gene(s) amplified from a mutagenized population using high-throughput detection ...

    Authors: Yellamaraju Sreelakshmi, Soni Gupta, Reddaiah Bodanapu, Vineeta Singh Chauhan, Mickey Hanjabam, Sherinmol Thomas, Vijee Mohan, Sulabha Sharma, Rajeswari Srinivasan and Rameshwar Sharma
    Citation: Plant Methods 2010 6:3
  14. Interphase chromosome organization and dynamics can be studied in living cells using fluorescent tagging techniques that exploit bacterial operator/repressor systems and auto-fluorescent proteins. A nuclear-lo...

    Authors: Antonius JM Matzke, Koichi Watanabe, Johannes van der Winden, Ulf Naumann and Marjori Matzke
    Citation: Plant Methods 2010 6:2
  15. The β-glucuronidase (GUS) gene reporter system is one of the most effective and employed techniques in the study of gene regulation in plant molecular biology. Improving protocols for GUS assays have rendered ...

    Authors: Simone Fior and Paolo D Gerola
    Citation: Plant Methods 2009 5:19
  16. The data generated during a course of a biological experiment/study can be sometimes be massive and its management becomes quite critical for the success of the investigation undertaken. The accumulation and a...

    Authors: Raju Naik Vankadavath, Appibhai Jakir Hussain, Reddaiah Bodanapu, Eros Kharshiing, Pinjari Osman Basha, Soni Gupta, Yellamaraju Sreelakshmi and Rameshwar Sharma
    Citation: Plant Methods 2009 5:18
  17. Aliphatic molecules containing free carboxyl groups are important intermediates in many metabolic and signalling reactions, however, they accumulate to low levels in tissues and are not efficiently ionized by ...

    Authors: Mario Kallenbach, Ian T Baldwin and Gustavo Bonaventure
    Citation: Plant Methods 2009 5:17
  18. Protoplasts isolated from leaves are useful materials in plant research. One application, the transient expression of recombinant genes using Arabidopsis mesophyll protoplasts (TEAMP), is currently commonly used ...

    Authors: Fu-Hui Wu, Shu-Chen Shen, Lan-Ying Lee, Shu-Hong Lee, Ming-Tsar Chan and Choun-Sea Lin
    Citation: Plant Methods 2009 5:16
  19. The diploid woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca) is an attractive system for functional genomics studies. Its small stature, fast regeneration time, efficient transformability and small genome size, together with...

    Authors: Janet P Slovin, Kyle Schmitt and Kevin M Folta
    Citation: Plant Methods 2009 5:15
  20. The progress and completion of various plant genome sequencing projects has paved the way for diverse functional genomic studies that involve cloning, modification and subsequent expression of target genes. Th...

    Authors: Ivan I Atanassov, Ilian I Atanassov, JPeter Etchells and Simon R Turner
    Citation: Plant Methods 2009 5:14
  21. The establishment of mutant populations together with the strategies for targeted mutation detection has been applied successfully to a large number of organisms including many species in the plant kingdom. Co...

    Authors: Antoine LF Gady, Freddy WK Hermans, Marion HBJ Van de Wal, Eibertus N van Loo, Richard GF Visser and Christian WB Bachem
    Citation: Plant Methods 2009 5:13
  22. Quantitative multi-elemental analysis by inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectrometry depends on a complete digestion of solid samples. However, fast and thorough sample digestion is a challenging analytical ...

    Authors: Thomas H Hansen, Kristian H Laursen, Daniel P Persson, Pai Pedas, Søren Husted and Jan K Schjoerring
    Citation: Plant Methods 2009 5:12
  23. Fluorescent hybridization techniques are widely used to study the functional organization of different compartments within the mammalian nucleus. However, few examples of such studies are known in the plant ki...

    Authors: Leïla Tirichine, Philippe Andrey, Eric Biot, Yves Maurin and Valérie Gaudin
    Citation: Plant Methods 2009 5:11
  24. Dense genetic maps, together with the efficiency and accuracy of their construction, are integral to genetic studies and marker assisted selection for plant breeding. High-throughput multiplex markers that are...

    Authors: Maggie Knox, Carol Moreau, James Lipscombe, David Baker and Noel Ellis
    Citation: Plant Methods 2009 5:10
  25. Gene silencing is proving to be a powerful tool for genetic, developmental, and physiological analyses. The use of viral induced gene silencing (VIGS) offers advantages to transgenic approaches as it can be po...

    Authors: Edward M Golenberg, DNoah Sather, Leandria C Hancock, Kenneth J Buckley, Natalie M Villafranco and David M Bisaro
    Citation: Plant Methods 2009 5:9
  26. Plant genome sequencing has resulted in the identification of a large number of uncharacterized genes. To investigate these unknown gene functions, several transient transformation systems have been developed ...

    Authors: Jian-Feng Li, Eunsook Park, Albrecht G von Arnim and Andreas Nebenführ
    Citation: Plant Methods 2009 5:6
  27. The concept of metabolite profiling has been around for decades and technical innovations are now enabling it to be carried out on a large scale with respect to the number of both metabolites measured and expe...

    Authors: Anna Lytovchenko, Romina Beleggia, Nicolas Schauer, Tal Isaacson, Jan E Leuendorf, Hanjo Hellmann, Jocelyn KC Rose and Alisdair R Fernie
    Citation: Plant Methods 2009 5:4
  28. Generating and identifying transformants is essential for many studies of gene function. In Arabidopsis thaliana, a revolutionary protocol termed floral dip is now the most widely used transformation method. Alth...

    Authors: Amanda M Davis, Anthony Hall, Andrew J Millar, Chiarina Darrah and Seth J Davis
    Citation: Plant Methods 2009 5:3
  29. A plethora of concurrent cellular activities is mobilised in the adaptation of plants to adverse environmental conditions. This response can be quantified by physiological experiments or metabolic profiling. T...

    Authors: Livia Saleh and Christoph Plieth
    Citation: Plant Methods 2009 5:2
  30. The investigation of protein-protein interactions is important for characterizing protein function. Bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) has recently gained interest as a relatively easy and inexpen...

    Authors: Lan-Ying Lee, Mei-Jane Fang, Lin-Yun Kuang and Stanton B Gelvin
    Citation: Plant Methods 2008 4:24
  31. Plant transformation is an invaluable tool for basic plant research, as well as a useful technique for the direct improvement of commercial crops. Barley (Hordeum vulgare) is the fourth most abundant cereal crop ...

    Authors: Joanne G Bartlett, Sílvia C Alves, Mark Smedley, John W Snape and Wendy A Harwood
    Citation: Plant Methods 2008 4:22
  32. The actin cytoskeleton responds quickly to diverse stimuli and plays numerous roles in cellular signalling, organelle motility and subcellular compartmentation during plant growth and development. Molecular an...

    Authors: Mike Schenkel, Alison M Sinclair, Daniel Johnstone, JDerek Bewley and Jaideep Mathur
    Citation: Plant Methods 2008 4:21
  33. Allotetraploid white clover (Trifolium repens L.) is an important forage legume widely cultivated in most temperate regions. Only a small number of microsatellite markers are publicly available and can be utilize...

    Authors: Yan Zhang, Ji He, Patrick X Zhao, Joseph H Bouton and Maria J Monteros
    Citation: Plant Methods 2008 4:19
  34. Medicago truncatula is a model legume species that is currently the focus of an international genome sequencing effort. Although several different oligonucleotide and cDNA arrays have been produced for genome-wid...

    Authors: Klementina Kakar, Maren Wandrey, Tomasz Czechowski, Tanja Gaertner, Wolf-Rüdiger Scheible, Mark Stitt, Ivone Torres-Jerez, Yongli Xiao, Julia C Redman, Hank C Wu, Foo Cheung, Christopher D Town and Michael K Udvardi
    Citation: Plant Methods 2008 4:18
  35. Transcription factors (TFs) co-ordinately regulate target genes that are dispersed throughout the genome. This co-ordinate regulation is achieved, in part, through the interaction of transcription factors with...

    Authors: Andrew P Dare, Robert J Schaffer, Kui Lin-Wang, Andrew C Allan and Roger P Hellens
    Citation: Plant Methods 2008 4:17
  36. We describe an efficient method for the rapid quantitative determination of the abundance of three acidic plant hormones from a single crude extract directly by LC/MS/MS. The method exploits the sensitivity of...

    Authors: Silvia Forcat, Mark H Bennett, John W Mansfield and Murray R Grant
    Citation: Plant Methods 2008 4:16

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