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Biological physics of the developing embryo

Author: G Forgács; Stuart Newman
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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"Written to be accessible both to biologists and physicists, major stages and components of biological development are introduced and then analyzed from the viewpoint of physics. The presentation of physical models requires no mathematics beyond basic calculus. With full-color figures throughout, this comprehensive textbook teaches biophysics by application to developmental biology, and is suitable for undergraduate  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G Forgács; Stuart Newman
ISBN: 0521783372 9780521783378
OCLC Number: 57594081
Description: vi, 337 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The cell : fundamental unit of developmental systems --
Cleavage and blastula formation --
Cell states : stability, oscillation, differentiation --
Cell adhesion, compartmentalization, and lumen formation --
Epithelial morphogenesis : gastrulation and neurulation --
Mesenchymal morphogenesis --
Pattern formation : segmentation, axes, and asymmetry --
Organogenesis --
Fertilization : generating one living dynamical system from two --
Evolution of developmental mechanisms.
Responsibility: Gabor Forgacs and Stuart A. Newman.
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"Written to be accessible both to biologists and physicists, major stages and components of biological development are introduced and then analyzed from the viewpoint of physics. The presentation of physical models requires no mathematics beyond basic calculus. With full-color figures throughout, this comprehensive textbook teaches biophysics by application to developmental biology, and is suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses in physics and biology."--Jacket.

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