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Principles of development

Author: L Wolpert
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States of America ; Oxford University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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Developmental biology is at the core of all biology. This text emphasises the principles and key developments in order to provide an approach and style that will appeal to students at all levels.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L Wolpert
ISBN: 9780198709886 0198709889 9780199678143 0199678146
OCLC Number: 907379024
Description: xxiii, 695 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: History and basic concepts --
Development of the Drosophilia body plan --
Vertebrate development I-life cycles and experimental techniques --
Vertebrate development II-Xenopus and zebrafish --
Vertebrate development III-chick and mouse-completing the body plan --
Development of nematodes and sea urchins --
Plant development --
Cell differentiation and stem cells --
Morphogenesis-change in form in early embryo --
Germ cells, fertilization, and sex --
Organogenesis --
Development of the nervous system --
Growth, post-embryonic development and regeneration --
Evolution and development.
Responsibility: Lewis Wolpert [and seven others].
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All the key principles of developmental biology that students need to know, which are underpinned throughout by experimental evidence, and an exploration of the molecular basis of the subject.  Read more...

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Now in its fifth edition, this delightful textbook introduces developmental biology in a clear and interesting way, and the authors' enthusiasm leaps out of every page... It will be a useful Read more...

 
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