Forces and Tension in Development

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Michel Labouesse
Academic Press, 2011 - Medical - 310 pages
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This book presents some of the most advanced experimental systems in which the role of forces has been dissected. It explores the physical principles accounting for how forces can affect soft matter such as our cells, and presents some of the methods used to measure or assess the role of forces.



  • Presents some of the most advanced experimental systems in which the role of forces has been dissected
  • Explores the physical principles accounting for how forces can affect soft matter such as our cells, and presents some of the methods used to measure or assess the role of forces
  • Appeals to both physicists eager to get familiar with biological systems and to biologists curious about the physical principles behind what they observe
 

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Contents

From Cilia Hydrodynamics to Zebrafish Embryonic Development
33
Spontaneous Mechanical Oscillations
67
Cortical Forces in Cell Shape Changes and Tissue Morphogenesis
93
Tension and Epithelial Morphogenesis in Drosophila Early Embryos
145
Cell Sorting in Development
189
Embryo Mechanics
215
Mechanotransduction in Development
243
Index
267
Contents of Previous Volumes
275
Colour Plate
311
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