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Sample Preparation Techniques for Soil, Plant, and Animal Samples

  • Miodrag Micic

Part of the Springer Protocols Handbooks book series (SPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Angela Conley, Jason Pfefferkorn
    Pages 15-24
  3. Christina Stam, Alberto Behar, Moogega Cooper
    Pages 25-39
  4. Jordan Ruggieri, Ryan Kemp, Stanislav Forman, Marc E. Van Eden
    Pages 41-52
  5. Mirjana Pavlović
    Pages 153-182
  6. Denice Higgins, Jeremy J. Austin
    Pages 183-193
  7. Leonor Pereira, Sónia Gomes, Paula Martins-Lopes
    Pages 195-216
  8. Julie Ann Kase, Tina Lusk Pfefer
    Pages 231-244
  9. Farshad Tamari, Craig S. Hinkley
    Pages 245-263
  10. Célio Dias Santos Júnior, Natália Melquie Monteiro Teles, Denis Prudêncio Luiz, Thais Ferreira Isabel
    Pages 265-276
  11. Preeya Puangsomlee Wangsomnuk, Benjawan Ruttawat, Wipavadee Rittithum, Pinich Wangsomnuk, Sanun Jogloy, Aran Patanothai
    Pages 277-284

About this book


The Sample Preparation Techniques for Environmental, Plant, and Animal Samples handbook is a collection of best practices, recipes and theoretical information aimed at anyone who works with any type of molecular biology, proteomics, or metabolomics research involving diffi cult and tough-to-process samples, and thus is exposed to the seemingly unbreakable bottleneck of sample preparation. Th is book is most useful to researchers preparing nucleic acids and proteins from environmental (e.g., soil, marine, and wastewater, feces) and tough microbiological (e.g., spores, yeasts, gram positive bacteria) samples, as well as solid tissue samples from plants and animals. This book is the first comprehensive piece of literature dealing with applications of bead beating technology and other types of mechanical homogenization sample preparation.


Biostatistics Nucleic Acids Plant Biology Sample Preparation Soil Science

Editors and affiliations

  • Miodrag Micic
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering Design TechnologyCerritos CollegeNorwalkUSA

About the editors

Miodrag “Mickey” Mićić , Ph.D., Sc.D., M.T.M., C.S.W.P. is the Department Chair and Professor at the Department of Engineering Design Technology and Department of New Products Development at Cerritos College. He is also a Project Scientist at the BioMEMS Lab, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine. He is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Applied Ecology—Futura at Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia. Dr. Mićić is a consultant to several life sciences, medical devices, and biotech companies. Prior to his current position at Cerritos College, Dr. Mićić was the Vice President of Research and Development at MP Biomedicals LLC (Formerly ICN Biomedicals Inc), Irvine, CA, USA. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior Application Scientist at Veeco Metrology, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. Dr. Mićić did his postdoctoral work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Pacifi c Northwest National Laboratories, Richland, WA, USA. He is the author of 67 publications in leading scientific journals, with over 1,400 citations. Dr. Mićić holds a Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA. He holds an M.T.M. degree from Washington State University, WA, USA. Further, Dr. Mićić holds Sc.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Physical Chemistry; a B.Sc./B.Ed. in Physics and Fundamentals of Engineering from the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia; and a B.Eng. degree in Mechanical/Naval Architecture Engineering from the Polytechnic Academy of New Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia. He is also an FAA licensed instrument-rated commercial pilot and a PADI master scuba diver.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sample Preparation Techniques for Soil, Plant, and Animal Samples
  • Editors Miodrag Micic
  • Series Title Springer Protocols Handbooks
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Protocols Handbooks
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-3184-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-7996-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-3185-9
  • Series ISSN 1949-2448
  • Series E-ISSN 1949-2456
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 406
  • Number of Illustrations 31 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Sciences
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“This monograph summarises and presents in an organised single text scattered relevant background information concerning sample preparation for a variety of molecular biology analyses, together with a number of protocols for successful treatment of difficult matrices. This book can be considered a useful practical guide for all those involved in sample preparation within the molecular biology practice, but it is also suitable for newcomers trying to obtain a general, but complete overview of the subject.” (Lourde Ramos, Chromatographia, Vol. 79, 2016)