The Plant Cell Wall

Methods and Protocols

  • Zoë A. Popper

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 715)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Anna Kärkönen, Arja Santanen, Kuninori Iwamoto, Hiroo Fukuda
    Pages 1-20
  3. Alfred D. French, Glenn P. Johnson
    Pages 21-42
  4. Markus Günl, Florian Kraemer, Markus Pauly
    Pages 43-54
  5. Florence Goubet, Paul Dupree, Katja Salomon Johansen
    Pages 81-92
  6. Iben Sørensen, William G. T. Willats
    Pages 115-121
  7. Meera Nair, Seth DeBolt
    Pages 141-152
  8. Yumiko Sakuragi, Morten H. H. Nørholm, Henrik V. Scheller
    Pages 153-167
  9. Andrew R. Kirby
    Pages 169-178
  10. Tracey J. Bootten, Philip J. Harris, Laurence D. Melton, Roger H. Newman
    Pages 179-196
  11. Derek T. A. Lamport, Li Tan, Marcia J. Kieliszewski
    Pages 209-219
  12. Claudia Blaukopf, Matthäus Z. Krol, Georg J. Seifert
    Pages 221-244
  13. Alison W. Roberts, Christos S. Dimos, Michael J. Budziszek Jr., Chessa A. Goss, Virginia Lai
    Pages 273-290
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 305-310

About this book


The cell wall and its constituent polysaccharides and proteins control nearly all plant-based biological and biophysical processes. Understanding the cell wall is, therefore, not only fundamental to the plant sciences but is also pertinent to aspects of human and animal nutrition and health as well as plant-microbe and plant-animal interactions. In The Plant Cell Wall: Methods and Protocols, experts in the field describe detailed methods which are currently being applied to investigate the many aspects of the plant cell wall including its structure, biochemical composition, and metabolism.  The book delves into a range of techniques involving plant tissue culture, which can be applied to investigating cell wall structure and metabolism, methods directed towards structural analysis and occurrence of carbohydrates, the development and use of microscopy-based tools and techniques, procedures which measure the physical properties of the wall, and methods based on the application of molecular genetic approaches.  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, The Plant Cell Wall: Methods and Protocols seeks to serve both professionals and novices with its well-honed methodologies in an effort to further our knowledge of this essential cellular feature.


Biochemical composition Metabolism Microscopy-based tools Molecular genetic Pathogen defense Plant development Plant tissue culture Polysaccharides

Editors and affiliations

  • Zoë A. Popper
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Natural Sciences, Dept. of Botany & Plant ScienceNational University of Ireland, GalwayGalwayIreland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-007-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-008-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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