Current Topics in Developmental Biology

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Roger A. Pedersen, Gerald P. Schatten, Gerald Schatten
Academic Press, 1999 - Science - 211 pages
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Current Topics in Developmental Biology provides a comprehensive survey of the major topics in the field of developmental biology. The volumes are valuable to researchers in animal and plant development, as well as to students and professionals who want an introduction to cellular and molecular mechanisms of development. The series has recently passed its 30-year mark, making it the longest-running forum for contemporary issues in developmental biology.
 

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Contents

Maternal Cytoplasmic Factors for Generation of Unique Cleavage Patterns in Animal Embryos Hiroki Nishida1 Junji Morokuma and Takahito Nishik...
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I Introduction
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II General Tendencies of Cleavage Plane Positioning
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III Micromere Formation in Sea Urchin Embryos A Role of Maternal Factors in Unequal Cleavage
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IV Spiral Cleavage in Gastropod Embryos
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V Unequal Cleavage in Ascidian Embryos A CentrosomeAttracting Body
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VI Unequal Cleavage in Annelid Embryos
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VII par Mutants in Nematode Embryos
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References
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The Other Side of the Embryo An Appreciation of the NonD Quadrants in Leech Embryos David A Weisblat FrancoiseZ Huang Deborah E Isaksen ...
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II Macromere Behavior during Cleavage
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III Syncytial Yolk Cell Formation
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1v Regulation of Macromere Fusion
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V Epiboly
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VI Conclusions
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References
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VIII Concluding Remarks
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References
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Multiple Endol4BDglucanase Cellulase Genes in Arabidopsis Elena del Campillo
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I Introduction
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III How Does Cellulase Relate to Cellulose and the Plant Cell Wall? More Questions Than Answers
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IV Cellulase Genes in Plants
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V Molecular Characterization of EGase Genes in Arabidopsis
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VI Expression of Three Distinct EGase Genes in Arabidopsis Tissues
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VII EGase and Cell Growth
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VIII EGase Mutants in Arabidopsis
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IX Conclusions
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References
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The Anterior Margin of the Mammalian Gastrula Comparative and Phylogenetic Aspects of Its Role in Axis Formation and Head Induction Christoph...
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I Introduction
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II Morphology
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III Changes at the Anterior Margin during Development
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IV The Anterior Margin in Different Vertebrate Classes A Birds
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V Gene Expression Related to the Anterior Margin
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VI A View on Phylogenetic Implications
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VII Conclusions and Outlook A Organizing Gastrulation
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Sperm Nuclear Activation during Fertilization Shirley J Wright Department of Biology University of Dayton Dayton Ohio 45469
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I Introduction
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III Egg Stage at Time of Fertilization
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IV Transformation of the Sperm Nucleus into a Male Pronucleus
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V Asynchronous Behavior of the Paternal and Maternal Chromatin
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VI Technological Advances to Combat Human Infertility
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VII Conclusions and Future Directions
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References
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Fibroblast Growth Factor Signaling Regulates Growth and Morphogenesis at Multiple Steps during Brain Development Flora M Vaccarino Michael L...
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I Overview
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II Developmental Control Genes and Morphogenesis within the CNS
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III The Fibroblast Growth Factor Family A FGF Ligands
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IV FGFs Regulate Patterning of the Neuroepithelium
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V Effect of FGFs on Cell Fate and Cortical Lineages
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VI Conclusions and Future Prospects
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References
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Index
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Contents of Previous Volumes
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