Plant Transposable Elements

Methods and Protocols

  • Thomas Peterson

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1057)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Lakshminarasimhan Krishnaswamy, Thomas Peterson
    Pages 43-58
  3. Katina Lazarow, My-Linh Doll, Reinhard Kunze
    Pages 59-82
  4. Yubin Li, Gregorio Segal, Qinghua Wang, Hugo K. Dooner
    Pages 83-99
  5. Yuan Hu Xuan, Jin Huang, Gihwan Yi, Dong-Soo Park, Soo Kwon Park, Moo Young Eun et al.
    Pages 101-116
  6. Dafang Wang, Thomas Peterson
    Pages 117-122
  7. Virginia Walbot, Julia Qüesta
    Pages 143-155
  8. Donald R. McCarty, Masaharu Suzuki, Charles Hunter, Joseph Collins, Wayne T. Avigne, Karen E. Koch
    Pages 157-166
  9. Delphine Mieulet, Anne Diévart, Gaëtan Droc, Nadège Lanau, Emmanuel Guiderdoni
    Pages 205-221
  10. Michiel Vandenbussche, Jan Zethof, Tom Gerats
    Pages 239-250
  11. Michiel Vandenbussche, Jan Zethof, Tom Gerats
    Pages 251-264
  12. Moaine Elbaidouri, Cristian Chaparro, Olivier Panaud
    Pages 265-274
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 321-324

About this book


Transposable elements have played a major role in shaping plant genome structure and gene expression.  Transposons not only drive sequence expansion, induce mutations and generate chromosome rearrangements, they also help to shape the epigenetic topology of the eukaryotic genome.  In Plant Transposable Elements: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers in the field detail many of the methods which are now commonly used to study transposons. These methods include computational approaches to study the ancient transposon remnants that comprise the bulk of plant genomes, as well as laboratory techniques to identify recent and ongoing transposition events. 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 key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Authoritative and practical, Plant Transposable Elements: Methods and Protocols seeks to aid scientists in the further study of transposons by providing essential background information and specific experimental protocols.


Transposable elements activation tagging ancient transposon remnants chromosome rearrangements clonal analysis of development distinguish transposon-based variegation gene isolation major Class II (DNA) elements plant genomes transposition events transposon biology transposon systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Peterson
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Genetics, Development & Cell BiologyIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-567-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-568-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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