Molecular Plant Taxonomy

Methods and Protocols

  • Pascale Besse

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1115)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Lenka Záveská Drábková
    Pages 69-84
  3. Berthold Heinze, Agnieszka Koziel-Monte, Daniela Jahn
    Pages 85-120
  4. Jérôme Duminil
    Pages 121-140
  5. Pascale Besse
    Pages 141-149
  6. David Edwards, Manuel Zander, Jessica Dalton-Morgan, Jacqueline Batley
    Pages 151-175
  7. Hélène Vignes, Ronan Rivallan
    Pages 177-189
  8. Kantipudi Nirmal Babu, Muliyar Krishna Rajesh, Kukkumgai Samsudeen, Divakaran Minoo, Erinjery Jose Suraby, Kallayan Anupama et al.
    Pages 191-209
  9. Luis F. Goulao, Cristina M. Oliveira
    Pages 211-231
  10. Ruslan Kalendar, Alan H. Schulman
    Pages 233-255
  11. Alexandre De Bruyn, Darren P. Martin, Pierre Lefeuvre
    Pages 257-277
  12. Sonja Siljak-Yakovlev, Fatima Pustahija, Vedrana Vicic, Odile Robin
    Pages 309-323
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 399-402

About this book


Plant taxonomy is an ancient discipline facing new challenges with the current availability of a vast array of molecular approaches which allow reliable genealogy-based classifications. Although the primary focus of plant taxonomy is on the delimitation of species, molecular approaches also provide a better understanding of evolutionary processes, a particularly important issue for some taxonomic complex groups. Molecular Plant Taxonomy: Methods and Protocols describes laboratory protocols based on the use of nucleic acids and chromosomes for plant taxonomy, as well as guidelines for phylogenetic analysis of molecular data. Experts in the field also contribute review and application chapters that will encourage the reader to develop an integrative taxonomy approach, combining nucleic acid and cytogenetic data together with other crucial information (taxonomy, morphology, anatomy, ecology, reproductive biology, biogeography, paleobotany), which will help not only to best circumvent species delimitation but also to resolve the evolutionary processes in play. 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, Molecular Plant Taxonomy: Methods and Protocols seeks toprovide conceptual as well as technical guidelines to plant taxonomists and geneticists.


DNA extraction DNA sequences flow cytometry high-throughput genotyping plant taxonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Pascale Besse
    • 1
  1. 1.UMR C53 PVBMT Université de la Réunion-Cirad, Université de la RéunionIle de la RéunionFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-766-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-767-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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