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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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This book shows how physics can be used to analyze the changes that cells and tissues undergo during development. Major stages and components of the biological development process are introduced and analyzed. Full-color throughout, this comprehensive textbook is suitable for graduate and upper-undergraduate courses in physics and biology.
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Forgács, G.
Biological physics of the developing embryo.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005002861
(OCoLC)57594081
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Forgács; Stuart Newman
ISBN: 0511136897 9780511136894 9780511201097 0511201095 0511134703 9780511134708 0521783372 9780521783378 0511133294 9780511133299
OCLC Number: 64130745
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 337 pages) : color illustrations
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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