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Title Asymmetric cell division / Alvaro Macieira-Coelho (ed.)
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xii, 247 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Progress in molecular and subcellular biology, 0079-6484 ; 45
Progress in molecular and subcellular biology ; 45. 0079-6484
Contents Asymmetric cell division in plant development / Renze Heidstra -- Asymmetric cell division : how flowering plant cells get their unique identity / R.M. Ranganath -- Symmetric breaking in stem cells of the basal metazoan hydra / Thomas C.G. Bosch -- Asymmetric cell divisions in the early embryo of the leech Helobdella robusta / David A. Weisblat -- Asymmetric division of germline cells / Pierre Fichelson and Jean-René Huynh -- Asymmetric cell division during brain morphogenesis / Takaki Miyata -- Generating asymmetry : with and without self-renewal / Ivana Gaziova and Krishna Moorthi Bhat -- Cell commitment by asymmetric division and immune system involvement / Antonin Bukovsky -- Asymmetric stem cell division in development and cancer / Emmanuel Caussinus and Frank Hirth -- Asymmetric distribution of DNA between daughter cells with final symmetry breaking during aging of human fibroblasts / Alvaro Macieira-Coelho
Summary Cell biologists have recently become aware that the asymmetry of cell division is an important regulatory phenomenon in the fate of a cell. During development, cell diversity originates through asymmetry; in the adult organism asymmetric divisions regulate the stem cell reservoir and are a source of the drift that contributes to the aging of organisms with renewable cell compartments. Because of the concept of semi-conservative DNA synthesis, it was thought that the distribution of DNA between daughter cells was symmetric. The analysis of the phenomenon in cells during mitosis, however, reveal
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cell division.
Cell differentiation -- Molecular aspects.
Genetic recombination.
Symmetry (Biology) -- Genetic aspects
Biodiversity -- Genetic aspects
Cell differentiation.
Asymmetric Cell Division
Cell Differentiation
Cell Division
Recombination, Genetic
Cell differentiation -- Molecular aspects.
Genetic recombination.
Symmetry (Biology) -- Genetic aspects.
Biodiversity -- Genetic aspects.
Cell division.
Sciences de la vie.
Cell differentiation
Cell differentiation -- Molecular aspects
Cell division
Genetic recombination
Form Electronic book
Author Macieira-Coelho, Alvaro, 1932-
ISBN 9783540691617