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Author Gilbert, Scott F., 1949-

Title Developmental biology / Scott F. Gilbert
Edition Ninth edition
Published Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, [2010]


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Description xxi, 711 pages, 80 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents Part 1: Questions Introducing Developmental Biology. -- Developmental Anatomy -- Developmental Genetics -- Cell-Cell Communication in Development -- Part II: Specification Introducing Cell Commitment and Early Embryonic Development. -- Fertilization -- Early Development in Selected Invertebrates -- The Genetics of Axis Specification in Drosphila -- Amphibians and Fish -- Birds and Mammals -- Part III: The Stem Cell Concept Introducing Organogenesis. -- The Emergence of the Ectoderm -- Neural Crest Cells and Axonal Specificity -- Paraxial and Intermediate Mesoderm -- Lateral Plate Mesoderm and the Endoderm -- Development of the Tetrapod Limb -- Sex Determination -- Postembryonic Development -- The Saga of the Germ Line -- Part IV: Systems Biology Expanding Developmental Biology to Medicine, Ecology, and Evolution. -- Medial Aspects of Developmental Biology --Developmental Plasticity and Symbiosis -- Developmental Mechanisms of Evolutionary Change
Summary Increased emphasis on gene activity, signal transduction and the emphasis on the roles of paracrine factors in development. This undergraduate textbook synthesizes the organismal, cellular, and evolutionary aspects of animal development. The seventh edition adds a chapter on the medical implications of developmental biology. The CD-ROM contains 140 videos and 300 labeled photographs that walk through the life cycle of model organisms. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Embryology.
Developmental biology.
Embryonic Development.
Developmental Biology.
LC no. 2010009918
ISBN 9780878933846 (hbk.)
0878933840 (hbk.)