The editors present, in a single volume, a valuable reference source for students of mammalian embryology, genetics, and physiology, Experimental Approaches to Mammalian Embryonic Development provides a thorough overview of the field of embryonic development – its current status along with possible directions in the future.
Part I. Cellular Aspects:
1. Potency, lineage, and allocation in preimplantation mouse embryos Roger A. Pedersen
2. Time and space in the mouse early embryo: a cell biological approach to cell diversification Martin H. Johnson and Bernard Maro
3. Comparative aspects of embryo manipulation in mammals Virginia E. Papaioannou and Karl M. Elbert
4. Development of extraembryonic cell lineages in the mouse embryo Janet Rossant
5. Analysis of tissue fate and prospective potency in the egg cylinder Rosa Beddington
Part II. Molecular and Biochemical Aspects:
6. Regulation of gene expression during mammalian spermatogenesis Norman B. Hecht
7. Molecular aspects of mammalian oocyte growth and maturation Richard M. Schultz
8. Utilization of genetic information in the preimplantation mouse embryo Gilbert A. Schultz
9. Metabolic aspects of the physiology of the preimplantation embryo Peter L. Kaye
10. Role of cell surface molecules in early mammalian development Jean Richa and Davor Solter
11. Cell-lineage-specific gene expression in development Eileen D. Adamson
12. X-chromosome regulation in oogenesis and early mammalian development Verne M. Chapman
Part III. Toward a Genetic Understanding of Development:
13. Evidences and consequences of differences between maternal and paternal genomes during embryogenesis in the mouse M. Azim H. Surani
14. Mutations and chromosomal abnormalities: How are they useful for studying genetic control of early mammalian development? Terry Magnuson
15. Production of permanent cell lines from early embryos and their use in studying developmental problems Elizabeth J. Robertson and Allan Bradley
16. Integration and expression of genes introduced into mouse embryos Erwin F. Wagner and Colin L. Stewart
"From beginning to end this is a book of highest quality in content and readability. Moreover, it defines many areas for future research in mammalian embryology."
" [...] should indeed be a valuable addition to the library of any serious student of the mammalian embryo."