Developmental Biology

ISBN-10: 0878932437

ISBN-13: 9780878932436

Edition: 6th 2000

Authors: Scott F. Gilbert

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This volume explores the richness of contemporary developmental biology, in addition to the organismal, cellular and molecular aspects of animal development.
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List price: $99.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 709
Size: 8.66" wide x 11.42" long
Weight: 4.224
Language: English

Principles of development in biology
Developmental biology: The anatomical tradition
Life cycles and the evolution of developmental patterns
Principles of experimental embryology
Genes and development: Techniques and ethical issues
The genetic core of development: Differential gene expression
Cell-cell communication in development
Early embryonic development
Fertilization: Beginning a new organism
Early development in selected invertebrates
An Introduction to Early Developmental Processes
The Early Development of Sea Urchins
The Early Development of Snails
Early Development in Tunicates
Early Development of the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
The genetics of axis specification in Drosophila
Early Drosophila Development
The Origins of Anterior-Posterior Polarity
The Generation of Dorsal-Ventral Polarity
Early development and axis formation in amphibians
Early Amphibian Development
Axis Formation In Amphibians: The Phenomenon of the Organizer
The early development of vertebrates: Fish, birds, and mammals
Early Development in Fish
Early Development In Birds
Early Mammalian Development
Later embryonic development
The central nervous system and the epidermis
Neural crest cells and axonal specificity
The Neural Crest
Neuronal Specification and Axonal Specificity
Paraxial and intermediate mesoderm
Lateral plate mesoderm and endoderm
Lateral Plate Mesoderm
Development of the tetrapod limb
Sex determination
Metamorphosis, regeneration, and aging
Metamorphosis: The Hormonal Reactivation of Development
Aging: The Biology of Senescence
The saga of the germ line
Ramifications of developmental biology
An overview of plant development
Environmental regulation of animal development
Environmental Regulation of Normal Development
Environmental Disruption of Normal Development
Developmental mechanisms of evolutionary change
A Partial List of Genes Active in Human Development
Sources for Chapter-Opening Quotations
Author Index
Subject Index
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