Arabidopsis Thaliana: Cultivation, Life Cycle and Functional Genomics

Adriano Sofo (Editor)
Scuola di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali, Alimentari ed Ambientali School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: NAT026000

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Plants are sessile organisms and their only alternative to a rapidly changing environment is a fast adaptation to abiotic and biotic stresses. Among the several known species of flowering plants, Arabidopsis thaliana is the only plant that has been most thoroughly studied. This angiosperm with dicotyledonous seeds belonging to the family Brassicaceae was known to botanists for at least four centuries and has been used since then for experimental studies for about half a century, until it was Fried rich Laibach who had outlined the advantages of using it in genetic experiments and had also suggested that it could be used as a plant model system in 1943.

Its unique features favors genetic experiments, which include its small size, a rapid generation time, the ability to grow well under controlled conditions, high fecundity if up to 10,000 seeds per plant. Like the peas that Mendel studied, it reproduces mainly by self-fertilization. Arabidopsis is considered a model plant for many studies as its genomic sequence was completely identified and its mechanisms in genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic regulation are often similar to other plant species.

The aim of this book is to give an up-to-date overview on the recent breakthroughs in the area of responses and adaptations of Arabidopsis, particularly those regarding its cultivation, life cycle and functional genomics. The chapters are focused on the most exciting and innovative researches on this species, involving authors with strong research experience. The present volume would definitely be an ideal source of scientific information to the advanced students, junior researchers, faculty and scientists involved in the ecology, agriculture, environmental microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology and other areas involving Arabidopsis studies and plant sciences in general. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Redox Regulation in Arabidopsis: An Introduction to Antioxidant and Redox Defense Systems
(Manish Goyal, Pooja Chauhan, Chandra Pal Singh, Simon Wallace and Ratna Karan, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, and others)

Arabidopsis thaliana: Classical Genetics and Genomics
(Saraswathy Nagendran, Surendra S. Agrawal and Erica Sequeira, Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy and Technology Management, SVKM’s NMIMS, Mumbai, India)

Functional Genomic Studies of Chloroplast Genome in Arabidopsis
(Niaz Ahmad, Muhammad Zeshan, Saba Shahid Gill, Muhammad Aamer Mehmood, Mehboob-ur-Rahman, Agricultural Biotechnology Division, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Jhang Road, Faisalabad, Pakistan, and others)

Transformation of Arabidopsis thaliana – A Little Weed with a Thousand Faces
(Aneta Wiktorek-Smagur, Katarzyna Hnatuszko-Konka, Aneta Gerszberg, Tomasz Kowalczyk, Department for Good Laboratory Practice, Bureau for Chemical Substances, Dowborczykow, Lodz, Poland, and others)

Role of miRNA in Abiotic Stress Responses in Arabidopsis thaliana
(Chandrapal. P. Singh, Navneet S.Chaudhary, Manish Goyal, Simon Wallace and Ratna Karan, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, and others)

Vegetative and Reproductive Phases of Arabidopsis thaliana and Infection by Phytopathogenic Fungi of Fusarium Species
(Tomoya Asano, Equipment Support Promotion office, Advanced Science Research Center, Kanazawa University, Takaramachi, Kanazawa, Japan)

Induction of Cell Death by Graphene in Arabidopsis thaliana (Columbia Ecotype) T87 Cell Suspension
(Parvin Begum, Bunshi Fugetsu, Laboratory of Environmental Medical Chemistry, Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan)

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Audience: People interested in this book will have different backgrounds (plant biochemistry and physiology, analytic chemistry, nanotechnology, and food chemistry), so the number of persons involved can be high and the audience could be interested. I also think that the market for this book is mainly academic, but it could be also used for deepen some arguments with students.

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