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Retinal Development

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ISBN-10: 0521837987

ISBN-13: 9780521837989

Edition: 2006

Authors: Evelyne Sernagor, Stephen J. Eglen, Bill Harris, Rachel Wong

List price: $199.00
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This advanced text takes a developmental approach to the presentation of our current understanding of how vertebrates construct a retina. Written by experts in the field, each of the seventeen chapters covers a specific step in the process, focusing on the underlying molecular, cellular, and physiological mechanisms. There is also a special section on emerging technologies, including genomics, zebrafish genetics, and stem cell biology that are starting to yield important new insights into retinal development. Primarily aimed at professionals, both biologists and clinicians working with the retina, this book provides a concise and up-to-date view of what is known about vertebrate retinal development. Since the retina is 'an approachable part of the brain', this book will also be attractive to all neuroscientists interested in development, as processes required to build this exquisitely organized system are ultimately relevant to all other parts of the central nervous system.
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Book details

List price: $199.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/14/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Bill Harris has lived in the New York area for more than 50 years. He worked for the New York Times for 25 years and has been a licensed New York City tour guide since 1976.

List of contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction - from eye field to eyesight
Formation of the eye field
Retinal neurogenesis
Cell migration
Cell determination
Neurotransmitters and neurotrophins
Comparison of development of the primate fovea centralis with peripheral retina
Optic nerve formation
Glial cells in the developing retina
Retinal mosaics
Programmed cell death
Dendritic growth
Synaptogenesis and early neural activity
Emergence of light responses
New perspectives
Regeneration: transdifferentiation and stem cells
Genomics
Zebrafish models of retinal development and disease
Index