The Handbook of Plant Functional Genomics: Concepts and Protocols

Edited by Guenter Kahl and Khalid Meksem 
Wiley-Blackwell  June 2008  

Hardcover  576 pp  ISBN 9783527318858      £170.00
In this incisive, concise overview of this booming field, the editors - two of the leading figures in the field with a proven track record - combine their expertise to provide an invaluable reference on the topic.

Following a treatment of transcriptome analysis, the book goes on to discuss replacement and mutation analysis, gene silencing and computational analysis. The whole is rounded off with a look at emerging technologies.

Each chapter is accompanied by a concise overview, helping readers to quickly identify topics of interest, while important, carefully selected words and concepts are explained in a handy glossary.

Equally accessible to both experienced scientists and newcomers to the field.


List of Contributors.

I: Transcriptome Analysis.

A. Whole Genome Expression Analysis.
1. Single Cell Expression Profiling: Transcript and Protein Analyses in Isolated Higher Plant Gametes and Zygotes (Stefan Scholten and Erhard Kranz).
2. AFLP-Based RNA Fingerprinting: Novel Variants and Applications (Christian W.B. Bachem, Wim H. Vriezen, Craita E. Bita, and Asun Fernandez del Carmen).
3. SuperSAGE: The Most Advanced Transcriptome Technology for Functional Genomics (Ryohei Terauchi, Hideo Matsumura, Detlev H. Kruger, and Günter Kahl).
4. From CAGE to DeepCAGE: High-Throughput Transcription Start Site and Promoter Identification for Gene Network Analysis (Matthias Harbers, Thomas Werner, and Piero Carninci).
5. Gene Identification Signature-Paired End diTagging (GIS-PET): A Technology for Transcriptome Characterization (Patrick Ng, Yen-Ling Lee, Chia-Lin Wei, and Yijun Ruan).
6. High-Throughput Functional Screening of Genes In Planta (Thomas Berberich, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Hiromasa Saitoh, and Ryohei Terauchi).
7. Microarrays as Tools to Decipher Transcriptomes in Symbiotic Interactions (Helge Küster and Anke Becker).

B. Gene-by-Gene Analysis.
8. Genome-Wide Analysis of mRNA Expression by Fluorescent Differential Display (Suping Zhou, Jonathan D. Meade, Samuel Nahashon, Blake R. Shester, Jamie C. Walden, Zhen Guo, Julia Z, Liang, Joshua G. Liang, and Peng Liang).
9. Real-Time Quantitation of MicroRNAs by TaqMan MicroRNA Assays (Toni L. Ceccardi, Marianna M. Goldrick, Peifeng Ren, Rick C. Conrad, and Caifu Chen).

II: Gene Silencing, Mutation Analysis and Functional Genomics.

10. RNA Interference (Chris A. Brosnan, Emily J. McCallum, José R. Botella, and Bernard J. Carroll).
11. Extending Functional Genomics: VIGS for Model and Crop Plants (Steven Bernacki, John Richard Tuttle, Nooduan Muangsan, and Dominique Robertson).
12. TILLING: A Reverse Genetics and a Functional Genomics Tool in Soybean (Khalid Meksem, Shiming Liu, Xiao Hong Liu, Aziz Jamai, Melissa Goellner Mitchum, Abdelhafid Bendahmane, and Tarik El-Mellouki).
13. Transposon Tagging in Cereal Crops (Liza J. Conrad, Kazuhiro Kikuchi, and Thomas P. Brutnell).
14. Fast Neutron Mutagenesis for Functional Genomics (Christian Rogers and Giles Oldroyd).

III: Computational Analysis.

15. Bioinformatics Tools to Discover Co-Expressed Genes in Plants (Yoshiyuki Ogata, Nozomu Sakurai, Nicholas J. Provart, Dirk Steinhauser, and Leonard Krall).
16. AthaMap, a Database for the Identification and Analysis of Transcription Factor Binding Sites in the Arabidopsis thaliana Genome (Reinhard Hehl).
17. Structural Phylogenomic Inference of Plant Gene Function (Nandini Krishnamurthy, Jim Leebens-Mack, and Kimmen Sjölander).
18. Structural, Functional, and Comparative Annotation of Plant Genomes (Françoise Thibaud-Nissen, Jennifer Wortman, C. Robin Buell, and Wei Zhu).
19. Large-Scale Genomic Sequence Comparison and Gene Identification with ClustDB (Jürgen Kleffe).

IV: Functional Genomics and Emerging Technologies.

20. Nanotechnologies and Fluorescent Proteins for in planta Functional Genomics (C. Neal Stewart Jr.).
21. New Frontiers in Plant Functional Genomics Using Next Generation Sequencing Technologies (Robert C. Nutter).
22. 454 Sequencing: The Next Generation Tool for Functional Genomics (Lei Du, Jan Frederik Simons, Maithreyan Srinivasan, Thomas Jarvie, Bruce Taillon, and Michael Egholm).


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