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Plant Gravitropism

Methods and Protocols

  • Elison B. Blancaflor

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1309)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Suruchi Roychoudhry, Stefan Kepinski
    Pages 31-41
  3. Moritaka Nakamura, Masatsugu Toyota, Masao Tasaka, Miyo Terao Morita
    Pages 57-69
  4. Mugurel I. Feraru, Jürgen Kleine-Vehn, Elena Feraru
    Pages 71-80
  5. Eveline Jacques, Darren M. Wells, Malcolm J. Bennett, Kris Vissenberg
    Pages 81-89
  6. Jyoti Dalal, Eric Land, Naresh Vasani, Luyan He, Caroline Smith, Maria Rodriguez-Welsh et al.
    Pages 91-117
  7. Proma Basu, Darron R. Luesse, Sarah E. Wyatt
    Pages 119-132
  8. Delfeena Eapen, Jesús J. Martínez, Gladys I. Cassab
    Pages 133-142
  9. Sarah J. Swanson, Richard Barker, Yonggeng Ye, Simon Gilroy
    Pages 143-150
  10. Grigory Maksaev, Elizabeth S. Haswell
    Pages 151-169
  11. Ashley E. Cannon, Mari L. Salmi, Thomas J. Bushart, Stanley J. Roux
    Pages 199-207
  12. Raúl Herranz, Miguel A. Valbuena, Aránzazu Manzano, Khaled Y. Kamal, F. Javier Medina
    Pages 239-254
  13. John Z. Kiss
    Pages 255-283

About this book


This volume provides the plant scientific community with a collection of established and recently developed experimental protocols to study plant gravitropism. The first few chapters in this book discuss topics such as methods to properly orient plant material for gravitropism studies; protocols for data collection and image analysis; and techniques to investigate ion, organelle, and auxin transporter dynamics, particularly in living cells, as the plant is responding to a change in its orientation. The next few chapters talk about topics that are essential for understanding the complexities underlying tropisms and plant movements in general, and outline basic protocols on handling ornamental flowering shoots for basic plant gravitropism studies. The book concludes with chapters that discuss plant biological studies in space in order to take advantage of unique microgravity conditions not available in Earth-based studies. Written in the highly 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 laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Informative and cutting-edge, Plant Gravitropism is the perfect book for researchers in the plant scientific community because it is not only useful for plant gravitropism studies, but also addresses a range of interesting problems in plant growth and development.


Arabidopsis thaliana Auxin Transporters Gravistimulation Gravitropic Setpoint Angle Gravitropism Plant Development Plant Growth Plant Signal Transduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Elison B. Blancaflor
    • 1
  1. 1.The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Inc.ArdmoreUSA

About the editors

Elison B. Blancaflor Professor Plant Biology Division 2510 Sam Noble Parkway The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Ardmore, OK 73401 Office phone: 580-224-6687 Fax: 580-224-6692

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Plant Gravitropism
  • Book Subtitle Methods and Protocols
  • Editors Elison B. Blancaflor
  • Series Title Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Methods Molecular Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-2696-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-5581-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-2697-8
  • Series ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series E-ISSN 1940-6029
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 323
  • Number of Illustrations 24 b/w illustrations, 69 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Physiology
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