Plant Chemical Genomics

Methods and Protocols

  • Glenn R Hicks
  • Stéphanie  Robert

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1056)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Automation and Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dominique Audenaert, Long Nguyen, Bert De Rybel, Tom Beeckman
      Pages 3-9
    3. Antoine P. Larrieu, Andrew P. French, Tony P. Pridmore, Malcolm J. Bennett, Darren M. Wells
      Pages 11-17
  3. Chemical Screening

  4. Cheminformatics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Daniela Urbina, Patricio Pérez-Henríquez, Lorena Norambuena
      Pages 131-143
    3. Tyler W. H. Backman, Thomas Girke
      Pages 145-157
    4. Natasha Worden, Thomas Girke, Georgia Drakakaki
      Pages 159-168

About this book


Plant Chemical Genomics: Methods and Protocols , expert researchers in the field detail many of the techniques used for identification of bioactive compounds from a large selection of fields in plant biology including plant pathogenesis, immune responses, small RNA processing, endomembrane trafficking, lipids, plant hormone signaling and cell wall. The presentation of these and other examples as well as synthetic chemistry, computation and target identification provides a comprehensive overview of the practical aspects of chemical biology that are possible in plant systems. Small molecules and natural products that produce a phenotype in plants have been known for decades. The agrichemical industry has utilized small molecules based on known natural molecules such as auxins, cytokinins, abscissic acid and other growth regulators. In recent years, the screening and characterization of novel small molecules has enhanced our understanding of protein function, metabolic, signaling and endomembrane pathways, and their interactions in basic plant research.

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.


ChemMine database cell wall chemical phenotypes chemical screens cognate gene targets of bioactive compounds endomembrane trafficking immune responses lipids phenotypic datasets plant hormone signaling plant pathogenesis small RNA processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Glenn R Hicks
    • 1
  • Stéphanie  Robert
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Botany & Plant SciencesUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA
  2. 2.Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Umeå Plant Science CentreSwedish University of Agricultural ScienUmeåSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-591-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-592-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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