Developmental Biology

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 13, 1996 - Science - 328 pages
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No field of contemporary biomedical science has been more revolutionized by the techniques of molecular biology than developmental biology. This is an outstanding concise introduction to developmental biology that takes a contemporary approach to describing the complex process that transforms an egg into an adult organism. The book features exceptionally clear two-color illustrations, and is designed for use in both undergraduate and graduate level courses. The book is especially noteworthy for its treatment of development in model organisms, whose contributions to developmental biology were recognized in the 1995 Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine.

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Development Organisms Construct and Organize Themselves on the Basis of Inherited Information
Basic Stages Principles and Terms of Developmental Biology
Model Organisms in Developmental Biology
Comparative Review The Phylotypic Stage of Vertebrates Common versus Distinct Features and Aspects of Evolution
The Egg Cell and the Sperm Get a Dowry
The Start Fertilization and Activation of the Egg
Precisely Patterned Cleavage Divisions Are Driven by an Oscillator
Determination Cells Are Programmed and Committed to Their Fates
Development of the Nervous System Cell Migration Pathfinding and SelfOrganization
Heart and Blood Vessels Divergent Developmental Roads but One System in the End
Stem Cells Enable Continuous Growth and Renewal
Signal Molecules Control Development and Growth
Cancer Comes from Disturbed Growth and Differentiation Control
Metamorphosis A Second Embryogenesis Creates a Second Phenotype
Sex and the Single Gene
Regeneration and Renewal versus Loss and Death

Epigenetic Pattern Formation New Patterns Are Created During Development
Differentiation Is Based upon Differential Gene Expression that Is Programmed during Determination
Cell Differentiation Frequently Is Irreversible and Causes Cell Death Early Cell Death Can Be Programmed
Animal Morphogenesis Is Shaped Actively by Adhesion and Cell Migration
Cell Journeys Even Germ Cells and Cells of the Peripheral Nervous System Originate from Emigrant Precursors
Life and Death What Is the Major Mystery?

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