The Hierarchical Genome and Differentiation Waves: Novel Unification of Development, Genetics and Evolution, Volume 1

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World Scientific, 1999 - Science - 1932 pages
Over the past few decades numerous scientists have called for a unification of the fields of embryo development, genetics, and evolution. Each field has glaring holes in its ability to explain the fundamental phenomena of life. In this book, the author shows how the phenomenon of cell differentiation, considered in its temporal and spatial aspects during embryogenesis, provides a starting point for a unified theory of multicellular organisms (plants, fungi and animals), including their evolution and genetics. This unification is based on the recent discovery of differentiation waves by the author and his colleagues, described in the appendices, and illustrated by a flip movie prepared by a medical artist. To help the reader through the many fields covered, a glossary is included.This book will be of great value to the researcher and practicing doctors/scientists alike. The research students will receive an in-depth tutorial on the topics covered. The seasoned researcher will appreciate the applications and the gold mine of other possibilities for novel research topics.
 

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Contents

Foreword
vii
Preface
xiii
Flip Animation of the Ectoderm Contraction Wave
xxi
Proposition Page Numbers
xlix
A scanning electron micrograph SEM of a fertilized human egg
3
The stages of embryonic development of a urodele salamander
70
1085
120
organism
313
Index of Propositions 1252
807
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