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About this product
- Author(s)Werner A. Muller
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication26/09/2011
- GenreLife Sciences: Zoology
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, bibliography
- Weight680 g
- Width170 mm
- Height244 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Table Of Contents-Development: organisms construct and organize themselves on the basis of inherited information. -Basic stages, principles and terms of developmental biology. -Model organisms in developmental biology. -Comparative review: the phylotypic stage of vertebrates, common vs. disuniting features, and aspects of evolution. -The egg cell and sperm get a dowry. -The start: fertilization and activation of the egg. -Precisely patterned cleavage divisions are driven by an oscillator. -Determination: cells are programmed and committed to their fates. -Epigenetic pattern formation. -Differentiation is based upon differential gene expression that is programmed during determination. -Cell differentiation is frequently irreversible and causes cell death; early cell death can be programmed. -Animal morphogenesis is actively shaped by adhesion and cell migration. -Cell journeys: even germ cells and cells of the peripheral nervous system originate from emigrant precursors. -Development of the nervous system: cell migration pathfinding and self-organization. -Heart and blood vessels: divergent developmental roads but one system in the end. -Stem cells enable continuous growth and renewal. -Signal molecules control development and growth. -Cancer comes from disturbed growth and differentiation control. -Metamorphosis: a 'second embryogenesis' creates a second phenotype. - Sex and the single gene. -Regeneration and renewal vs. loss and death. -Life and death: what is the major mystery?
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