The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook

The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook

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The green alga Chlamydomonas is widely used as an experimental model system for studies in cellular and molecular biology, and in particular plant molecular biology. This book is the only single modern compendium of information on its biology and in particular its molecular biology and genetics. Included in addition to much information on the basic biology is material of a very practical nature, namely, methods for culture, preservation of cultures, preparation of media, lists of inhibitors and other additives to culture media, help with common laboratory problems such as contamination, student demonstrations, and properties of particular strains and mutants. Casual users as well as specialists will find the book to be useful in many ways. Key Features * Provides access to previously unpublished data from genetic analysis * Provides descriptions of mutant strains * Depicts summary tables comparing properties of different species and their mutant strains * Explains detailed methods for laboratory procedures of general utility * Furnishes comparisons of culture media * Presents lists of inhibitors, mutagens, and other additives to culture media * Assists with common laboratory problems such as contamination and storage of strains * Demonstrates protocols for laboratory demonstrations available for undergraduate teaching.Cell shape varies greatly among species, however, as does the shape and relative position of the chloroplast. ... have a clearly polar structure, with two anterior flagella and a single basal chloroplast that may partially surround the nucleus (Figure 3.1). ... Matingspecific structures will be discussed more fully in Chapter 4, flagellar structure and function in Chapter 5, and chloroplast structure in Chapter 7.

Title:The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook
Author:Elizabeth H. Harris
Publisher:Elsevier - 2013-10-22


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