From Egg to Embryo: Determinative Events in Early Development

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CUP Archive, Aug 9, 1984 - Science - 241 pages
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This book is about the development of the animal embryo starting from the fertilised egg. The emphasis is on the problem of pattern formation: how cells in different regions of the embryo become programmed to form the various structures of the body in the correct relative positions.

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The concepts of experimental embryology
a hierarchy of developmental decisions
Insect embryos and the genetic program of early development
Development with a small cell number
The mouse and its amniote relatives
The problems of early development and the means for their solution
Cell states
Gradient models for embryonic induction and regulation
Thresholds and repeating patterns
General conclusions

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