By: CH Waddington (Author)
272 pages, 70 b/w line drawings
Originally published in 1952 as part of the Cambridge Biological Studies series, The Epigenetics of Birds presents contemporary theories on embryology using the example of the bird embryo. Waddington reviews the modern experimental embryology of birds, and touches on topics such as plumage development and the developmental actions of mutant genes. The Epigenetics of Birds will be of value to anyone with an interest in embryology or the history of epigenetics.
List of text-figures
1. Technical matters
2. The early development
3. Comparison with other vertebrates
4. Epigenetic processes associated with endoderm formation
5. Defect and isolation experiments on the primitive-streak stage
6. The organisation centre at the primitive-streak stage
7. Biochemical mechanisms of early morphogenesis
8. The development of some organ systems in later stages
9. The plumage
10. Some genetic effects of the epigenetic organisation of the chick
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