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Author Hall, Brian K. (Brian Keith), 1941-

Title The neural crest and neural crest cells in vertebrate development and evolution / Brian K. Hall
Edition 2nd ed
Published New York ; London : Springer, 2009

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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 400 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Series Springer series in solid-state sciences Electron transport in compound semiconductors
Contents Discovery and Origins -- Discovery -- Embryological Origins and the Identification of Neural Crest Cells -- Delamination, Migration, and Potential -- Evolutionary Origins -- Neural-Crest Derivatives -- Pigment Cells (Chromatophores) -- Neuronal Cells and Nervous Systems -- Cartilage Cells and Skeletal Systems -- Teeth and Hearts: The Odontogenic and Cardiac Neural Crests -- Abnormal Development and the Neural Crest -- Neurocristopathies -- NCC Development Revisited in the Context of Birth Defects
Summary The evolution of the neural crest sheds light on many of the oldest unanswered questions in developmental biology, including the role of germ layers in early embryogenesis, the development of the nervous system, how the vertebrate head arose developmentally and evolutionarily, and how growth factors and Hox genes direct cell differentiation and embryonic patterning. In this new edition of his essential work, The Neural Crest in Development and Evolution, Brian Hall has provided an up-to-date technically and intellectually rigorous synthesis of knowledge of all aspects of the neural crest and of neural crest cells (NCCs). These ten chapters are organized into three parts: (I) The discovery, and developmental and evolutionary origins of the neural crest; (II) cellular and tissue derivatives of the neural crest; (III) and tumors and birth defects arising from abnormal NCCs. The genetic and cellular bases for the identification of NCCs as early as during gastrulation, for induction of the neural crest, NCC delamination, migration and differentiation -- understanding of all of which has increased enormously over the past decade -- are discussed in depth in Part I. The evolutionary origin(s) of the neural crest is examined through an analysis of fossils, and of cell types, genes and gene networks in extant cephalochordates (amphioxus) and in ascidians. Four chapters grouped as Part II examine all aspects of neural crest-derived pigment cells, neurons, skeletal, cardiac and tooth-forming cells, with emphasis on how and when subpopulations of NCCs are specified and how their differentiation is controlled. The two chapters in Part III revisit NCC development in the context of tumors (neurocristopathies) and birth defects, with emphasis on genetic pathways, regulation of cell populations, and whether NCCs can be considered to be stem cells. About the Author: About the Author: Dr. Brian K. Hall has devoted much of his career to the study of the evolution and development of neural crest-derived skeletal tissues. He is a University Research Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, a Visiting Distinguished Professor at Arizona State University in Tempe, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a foreign fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Analysis evolutie
evolution
ontogenie
ontogeny
celbiologie
cellular biology
antropologie
anthropology
humane genetica
human genetics
neurobiologie
neurobiology
levenswetenschappen
life sciences
Biology (General)
Biologie (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Neural crest.
Vertebrates -- Evolution.
Vertebrates -- Development
Developmental neurobiology.
Vertebrates.
Evolution (Biology)
Embryology.
Chordata.
Anatomy.
Life sciences.
Physical sciences.
Neural Crest
Vertebrates
Biological Evolution
Embryology
Biological Phenomena
Chordata
Embryonic Structures
Anatomy
Genetic Phenomena
Biological Science Disciplines
Animals
Natural Science Disciplines
Phenomena and Processes
Eukaryota
Organisms
Disciplines and Occupations
Vertebrata (subphylum)
evolution.
Chordata (phylum)
anatomy.
biological sciences.
physical sciences.
Vertebrates -- Evolution.
Vertebrates -- Development.
Developmental neurobiology.
Neural crest.
Sciences de la vie.
Biom├ędecine.
Vertebrates
Physical sciences
Life sciences
Evolution (Biology)
Embryology
Chordata
Anatomy
Developmental neurobiology
Neural crest
Vertebrates -- Development
Vertebrates -- Evolution
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780387098463
0387098461
1281950017
9781281950017
9786611950019
661195001X