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Developmental Biology

By: W Müller

382 pages, 123 figs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #63664 | ISBN: 0387947183
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About this book

Textbook which takes a contemporary approach to describing the complex process whereby an egg is transformed into an adult organism.


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 versus 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 comitted to their fates; epigenetic pattern formation; differentiation is based upon differential gene expression that is programmed during determination.

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