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Principles of Development, 2nd ed.

  •  ISBN-10 0-19-924939-3

  •  ISBN-13 978-0-19-924939-8



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publication info   L. Wolpert, et al., Oxford University Press, 2002, 542 pp., hard cover
mfr. no.   Oxford University Press


General description

The authors’ approach is the idea that understanding how genes control cell behavior is the key to understanding development. Resisting the temptation to cover every aspect of developmental biology, the authors have instead focused on those systems that best illuminate common principles. The theme is that universal principles govern the process of development. The text also focuses on vertebrates and Drosophila, but without excluding other systems, such as the nematode and the sea urchin. Another feature is the inclusion of the development of plants--usually neglected in other textbooks.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. History and Basic Concepts The Origins of Developmental Biology A Conceptual Tool Kit
Chapter 2. Model Systems Model Organisms: Vertebrates Model Organisms: Invertebrates Model Systems: Plants Identifying Developmental Genes
Chapter 3. Patterning the Vertebrate Body Plan I: Axes and Germ Layers Setting Up the Body Axes The Origin and Specification of the Germ Layers
Chapter 4. Patterning the Vertebrate Body Plan II: The Mesoderm and Early Nervous System Somite Formation and Patterning Neural Induction and the Role of the Organizer
Chapter 5. Development of the Drosophila Body Plan Maternal Genes Set Up the Body Axes Polarization of the Body Axes During Oogenesis Zygotic Genes Pattern the Early Embryo Segmentation: Activation of the Pair-Rule Genes Segment Polarity Genes and Compartments Segmentation: Selector and Homeotic Genes
Chapter 6. Development of Invertebrates, Ascidians, and Slime Molds Nematodes Echinoderms Ascidians Cellular Slime Molds
Chapter 7. Plant Development Embryonic Development Meristems Flower Development
Chapter 8. Morphogenesis: Change in Form in the Early Embryo Cell Adhesion Cleavage and Formation of the Blastula Gastrulation Neural Tube Formation Cell Migration Directed Dilation
Chapter 9. Cell Differentiation The Control of Gene Expression Models of Cell Differentiation The Reversibility of Patterns of Gene Activity
Chapter 10. Organogenesis The Chick Limb Insect Wings and Legs The Nematode Vulva Internal Organs: Heart, Blood Vessels, Lungs, Kidneys, and Teeth
Chapter 11. Development of the Nervous System Specification of Cell Identity in the Nervous System The Insect Compound Eye Axonal Guidance Neuronal Survival, Synapse Formation and Refinement
Chapter 12. Germ Cells and Sex Determination of the Sexual Phenotype The Development of Germ Cells Fertilization
Chapter 13. Regeneration Limb Regeneration Regeneration in Hydra
Chapter 14. Growth and Post-Embryonic Development Growth Molting and Metamorphosis Aging and Senescence
Chapter 15. Evolution and Development Modification of Development in Evolution Changes in the Timing of Developmental Processes During Evolution Evolution of Development
Glossary Index

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