Animal Metamorphosis

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Academic Press, Jan 17, 2013 - Science - 456 pages
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This new volume of Current Topics in Developmental Biology covers recent progresses in our understanding of animal metamorphosis. Over a dozen of leading experts reviews studies ranging from morphological, molecular to genetic analyses of metamorphosis in a broad spectrum of animals, including insects, fish. Topics include molecular evolution in metamorphosis, the synthesis and function of hormones in regulating metamorphic timing and rate, regulation and function of nuclear hormone receptors, neuroendocrine control of metamorphosis, tissue specific metamorphic events such as autophagy and stem cell development, and applications of genome-wide analysis technologies for studying metamorphosis.



  • First comprehensive review of the metamorphosis in diverse animal species by leading experts in the field
  • Covers a broad range of subjects: from morphological changes, molecular and genetic studies, to cutting-edge technologies for metamorphic studies; from systematic changes to tissue specific events, such as autophagy and stem cell development, which are areas of enormous interest in contemporary biomedical research
  • Serves as a reference book for undergraduate and graduate students in fields across biology and biomedicine
 

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Contents

What Goes Up Must Come Down Transcription Factors Have Their Say in Making Ecdysone Pulses
35
Hormonal Regulation of Insect Metamorphosis with Special Reference to Juvenile Hormone Biosynthesis
73
The Role of Autophagy in Drosophila Metamorphosis
101
Metamorphosis in Teleosts
127
Flatfish An Asymmetric Perspective on Metamorphosis
167
Neuroendocrinology of Amphibian Metamorphosis
195
Salamander Paedomorphosis Linking Thyroid Hormone to Life History and Life Cycle Evolution
229
Metamorphosis in a Frog That Does Not Have a Tadpole
259
HighThroughput Sequencing Will Metamorphose the Analysis of Thyroid Hormone Receptor Function During Amphib
277
Establishment of Intestinal Stem Cell Niche During Amphibian Metamorphosis
305
Developmental Programs and Endocrine Disruption in Frog Metamorphosis The Perspective from Microarray An
329
Is Thyroid Hormone Signaling Relevant for Vertebrate Embryogenesis?
365
Thyroid Hormones and Postembryonic Development in Amniotes
397
Index
427
Color Plate
441
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