Plant Isoprenoids

Methods and Protocols

  • Manuel Rodríguez-Concepción

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1153)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Manuel Rodríguez-Concepción
    Pages 1-5
  3. Measurement of Core Enzyme Activities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Narciso Campos, Montserrat Arró, Albert Ferrer, Albert Boronat
      Pages 21-40
    3. Montserrat Arró, David Manzano, Albert Ferrer
      Pages 41-53
  4. Targeted Analysis of Isoprenoid Metabolites

  5. Isoprenoid Profiling in Specialized Organs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Gerd U. Balcke, Stefan Bennewitz, Sebastian Zabel, Alain Tissier
      Pages 189-202
    3. Felix Kessler, Gaetan Glauser
      Pages 213-226
  6. Genetic, Pharmacological, and Bioinformatic Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Søren Spanner Bach, Jean-Étienne Bassard, Johan Andersen-Ranberg, Morten Emil Møldrup, Henrik Toft Simonsen, Björn Hamberger
      Pages 245-255
    3. Søren Spanner Bach, Brian Christopher King, Xin Zhan, Henrik Toft Simonsen, Björn Hamberger
      Pages 257-271
    4. Catalina Perelló, Manuel Rodríguez-Concepción, Pablo Pulido
      Pages 273-283
    5. Diana Coman, Philipp Rütimann, Wilhelm Gruissem
      Pages 285-299
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 301-303

About this book


Plant Isoprenoids: Methods and Protocols is a collection of detailed techniques that will be a useful tool for a wide range of plant biologists, as well as for scientists of other fields interested in plant isoprenoids. Isoprenoids are an incredibly diverse family and they participate in a large variety of processes. Divided into four convenient sections to better cover strategic areas in plant isoprenoid research, topics include measurement of core enzyme activities involved in the production of isoprenoid precursors, targeted analysis of major groups of isoprenoid metabolites, isoprenoid profiling in specialized organs such as trichomes and oil glands, as well as genetic, pharmacological, and bioinformatic tools that are particularly useful for plant molecular biologists. 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, Plant Isoprenoids: Methods and Protocols will serve as an excellent reference material that can be adapted to develop customized methods for different needs making the world of plant isoprenoids more accessible for all researchers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Manuel Rodríguez-Concepción
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomic (CRAG), CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UBBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0605-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0606-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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