Plant Microtechniques and Protocols

  • Edward Chee Tak Yeung
  • Claudio Stasolla
  • Michael John Sumner
  • Bing Quan Huang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Fixation, Processing, Embedding and Staining of Botanical Specimens

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bing Quan Huang, Edward C. Yeung
      Pages 23-43
    3. Claudio Stasolla, Edward C. Yeung
      Pages 45-66
    4. Edward C. Yeung, Colin K. W. Chan
      Pages 67-82
    5. Edward C. Yeung, Bing Quan Huang
      Pages 103-116
    6. Sarah Schoor, Shiu-Cheung Lung, Dustin Sigurdson, Simon D. X. Chuong
      Pages 153-165
    7. Alexander Lux, Marek Vaculík, Ján Kováč
      Pages 167-178
  3. Microtechniques Related to Cell and Molecular Biology Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Shiu-Cheung Lung, Sarah Schoor, Dustin Sigurdson, Makoto Yanagisawa, Kelly Yeung, Mi Qi Liu et al.
      Pages 197-211
    3. Subramanian Sankaranarayanan, Marcus A. Samuel
      Pages 213-224
    4. Yung-I Lee, Mei-Chu Chung
      Pages 251-261
    5. Subhash C. Hiremath, C. C. Chinnappa
      Pages 263-286
    6. Mei-Chu Chung
      Pages 287-309
    7. Owen S. D. Wally, Claudio Stasolla
      Pages 323-336
    8. Jenna L. Millar, Michael G. Becker, Mark F. Belmonte
      Pages 337-350
    9. Shalini Mukherjee, Claudio Stasolla, Belay T. Ayele
      Pages 351-370
  4. Preparative Methods for the Study of Wood Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. Annie Deslauriers, Sergio Rossi, Eryuan Liang
      Pages 417-429
    3. Satoshi Nakaba, Peter Kitin, Yusuke Yamagishi, Shahanara Begum, Kayo Kudo, Widyanto Dwi Nugroho et al.
      Pages 431-465
  5. Botanical Techniques and Protocols for Archeology and Herbarium Collection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 467-467
    2. Alessandra Celant, Donatella Magri, Francesca Romana Stasolla
      Pages 469-485
    3. Alessandra Celant, Gemma Coccolini
      Pages 487-493
    4. Donatella Magri, Federico Di Rita
      Pages 495-506
    5. Bonnie Smith, C.C. Chinnappa
      Pages 541-572
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 573-576

About this book


This work gathers common plant microtechniques and updates their procedures using a simple and fully understandable approach.  The text serves as a handy resource for scientists familiar with the protocols and as a guide for the novice, especially students just beginning to learn about various structural methods for the first time.  This book analyzes a range of topics in order to generate cross-talks among scientists in different research disciplines.

The first section of this volume covers the more commonly used embedding methods, with emphasis on the preparative methods for light and electron microscopy. A number of cell biology related protocols are compiled in the second section to showcase the usefulness of various techniques based on different processing and staining methods. The third section highlights some common and recent procedures in wood preparation. The last section includes botanical methods related to archaeological uses of plant materials. A special chapter on field and herbarium procedures is also included to serve as a guide to students interested in plant collection and taxonomic studies.


archeology cellular and molecular biology studies plant microtechniques staining procedures wood preparative methods

Editors and affiliations

  • Edward Chee Tak Yeung
    • 1
  • Claudio Stasolla
    • 2
  • Michael John Sumner
    • 3
  • Bing Quan Huang
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of CalgaryCALGARYCanada
  2. 2.Department of Plant SciencesUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  3. 3.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  4. 4.Center for Basic Research in Digestive DiseaseMayo Clinic RochesterUSA

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