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Experimental Developmental Biology: A Laboratory Manual

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

By: Laura R Keller, John H Evans and Thomas CS Keller

114 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs

Academic Press

Spiralbound | Dec 1999 | #95554 | ISBN: 0124039707
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Experimental Developmental Biology: A Laboratory Manual is designed for use in college-level laboratory courses in developmental biology. It offers challenging experiments for students to perform as independent investigators as they probe developmental processes in living embryos at the organizational, cellular, and subcellular levels. It combines classical embryology with modern experimental methods. It provides numerous in-depth experiments in each exercise that focus on a single species of an organism. It concentrates on the living embryos of sea urchins, frogs, chicks, Drosophila, and sponges. It covers the procedures for gel electrophoresis and microscopy. It assembles essential references for background and further study. It offers guidelines for writing lab notes and reports. It contains an extensive preparer's guide to show students how to set up each lab. It outlines the theory of optics.


Preface. Laboratory Exercises: Sea-Urchin Fertilization. Early Amphibian Development. Embryonic Chick Development. Drosophila Gene Expression. Amphibian Metamorphosis. Cell-Cell Interactions During Sponge Aggregation. Appendices: Laboratory Requirements. Care and Use of Microscopes. Gel Electrophoresis. Guide to Preparation for Laboratory Exercises. Index.

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Laura R. Keller is Associate Professor of Biological Science at Florida State University, where she teaches developmental biology, molecular biology, experimental biology lab for majors, and experimental developmental biology lab. After receiving her B.A. in Plan II at the University of Texas in Austin, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, where she studied gene expression during skeletal muscle development.John H. Evans received his B.A. degrees from Florida State University in biological science and science education. After receiving his Ph.D., also from Florida State, he joined the laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to investigate calcium signaling in airway cells.Thomas Keller is an Associate Professor of Biological Science at Florida State University where he teaches cell biology. After earning a B.A. degree from Williams College, he did research in mouse molar development at the University of Pennsylvania and received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia for study of mitosis in sea urchin development.

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