Atlas of Descriptive Embryology

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Pearson Benjamin Cummings, 2008 - Medical - 305 pages
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This comprehensive, fully illustrated atlas features over 300 detailed, accurate, and fully labeled illustrations (photomicrographs, line drawings, and orientation drawings). It considers many different organisms, and features comparative embryology (i.e., gametogenesis in rat, human, cat, grasshopper, locust; development of Ascaris, sea urchin, starfish, frog, chick, and pig; and the human uterus and placenta).

Comprehensive coverage of a large variety of developing organisms exposes readers to many different developmental strategies. Over 300 high-quality photo-micrographic illustrations enable readers to quickly identify similar structures in their own specimens using side-by-side reference to the atlas. Over 50 valuable line-drawings from classical textbooks present supplemental, interpretive views of photo-micrographic illustrations to help readers understand developmental events in four-dimensions–i.e., the three dimensions of space, plus the dimensions of time. Combined glossary, synopsis of development and index are provided.

For professionals in the field of biology.

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Contents

Preface
2
Fertilization
17
Worm Development
23
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

DR. GARY C. SCHOENWOLF is a professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the "University of Utah School of Medicine," where he teaches students at the undergraduate through postdoctoral levels. Author of well over 100 articles, his current research focuses on cell--cell signaling during early patterning of the vertebrate embryo. He and his wife Pat have two children, Jennifer and Gregory.

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