Current Topics in Developmental Biology

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Roger A. Pedersen, Gerald P. Schatten
Elsevier, 1998 - Science - 307 pages
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This Series 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. This year marks a major milestone for the Series as it completes its thirtieth year of publication, making it the longest-running forum for contemporary issues in developmental biology.
 

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Contents

Contributors
1
Summary
34
Hormonal Regulation of Plasticity
45
Vertebrates Jodi L Smith and Gary C Schoenwolf I Introduction
79
Morphogenetic Movements Driving Gastrulation in Higher Vertebrates
80
Morphogenetic Movements Driving Neurulation in Higher Vertebrates
84
Fate Mapping
89
The Organizer
91
Conclusion
202
References
203
Implications for the Evolution of the Hox Cluster and the Zootype John R Finnerty
211
Introduction
212
Why Sea Anemones? Phylogeny and Body Plan Considerations
214
Antiquity of the Primordial Hox Cluster
218
Role of the Hox Cluster in Axial Specification
229
Evolutionary Significance of Hox Cluster Genomic Organization
235

General Conclusions
102
Retinoids and Related Signals in Early Development of the Vertebrate Central Nervous System
111
Introduction
112
Retinoid Teratogenesis
116
Retinoid Ligands in the Embryo
120
Retinoid Signaling in the Embryo
131
Retinoid Gain and Loss of Function Studies
136
Orphan Receptors
142
Functions of Retinoids in Axial Patterning
149
Other Signaling Pathways
154
Concluding Remarks
156
References
158
The Interplay between Morphogenesis and Cell Differentiation Carol A Erickson and Mark V Reedy
177
Introduction
178
Specification of the Neural Crest Lineage and Its Segregation from the Neuroepithelium
180
An Overview
189
Migration of Neural Crest Cells in the Ventral Path
190
Migration of Neural Crest Cells in the Dorsolateral Path
198
Conclusions
240
References
247
How Much Can Be Explained? Yoh Iwasa I Introduction
255
Examples of Imprinted Genes in Mammals
258
Genetic Conflict Hypothesis
260
Evolutionary Dynamics
262
Deleterious Mutations Can Stop Genomic Imprinting Evolution
268
DoseDependent Abortion Produces the Reverse Pattern of Imprinting
271
Genes Regulating Allocation May Produce Paternal Disomies Smaller than Normal Embryos
273
Additional Selection at Work on XLinked Genes
277
The Nonconflict Hypothesis Does Work
281
Conclusions and Future Research
283
Summary
288
References
289
Index
295
Contents of Previous Volumes
303
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