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Developmental biology

Author: Scott F Gilbert; Michael J F Barresi
Publisher: Sunderland, Massachusetts : Sinauer Associates, Inc., Publishers, [2016] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Eleventh editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott F Gilbert; Michael J F Barresi
ISBN: 9781605354705 1605354708
OCLC Number: 945169933
Description: xxiii, 810 pages, 100 variously numbered pages ; 29 cm
Contents: Part I. Patterns and processes of becoming: a framework for understanding animal development --
1. Making new bodies: mechanisms of developmental organization --
2. Specifying identity: mechanisms of developmental patterning --
3. Differential gene expression: mechanisms of cell differentiation --
4. Cell-to-cell communication: mechanisms of morphogenesis --
5. Stems cells: their potential and their niches --
Part II. Gametogenesis and fertilization: the circle of sex --
6. Sex determination and gametogenesis --
7. Fertilization: beginning a new organism --
Part III. Early development: cleavage, gastrulation, and axis formation --
8. Rapid specification in snails and nematodes --
9. The genetics of axis specification in Drosophila --
10. Sea urchins and tunicates: deuterostome invertebrates --
11. Amphibians and fish --
12. Birds and mammals --
Part IV. Building with ectoderm: the vertebrate nervous system and epidermis --
13. Neural tube formation and patterning --
14. Brain growth --
15. Neural crest cells and axonal specificity --
16. Ectodermal placodes and the epidermis --
Part V. Building with mesoderm and endoderm: organogenesis --
17. Paraxial mesoderm: the somites and their derivatives --
18. Intermediate and lateral plate mesoderm: heart, blood, and kidneys --
19. Development of the tetrapod limb --
20. The endoderm: tubes and organs for digestion and respiration --
Part IV. Postembryonic development --
21. Metamorphosis: the hormonal reactivation of development --
22. Regeneration --
23. Aging and senescence --
Part VII. Development in wider contexts --
24. Development in health and disease: birth defects, endocrine disruptors, and cancer --
25. Development and the environment: biotic, abiotic, and symbiotic regulation of development --
26. Development and evolution: developmental mechanisms of evolutionary change.
Responsibility: Scott F. Gilbert, Swarthmore College and the University of Helsinki, Michael J.F. Barresi, Smith College.
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