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Focuses attention on muscle from the genetics of muscle development to application of muscle growth patterns to aquacultural production.
Contributors. Preface. Induction and Patterning of Embryonic Skeletal Muscle Cells in the Zebrafish, P.D. Currie and P.W. Ingham. Myogenic Regulatory Factors, S. Watabe. Myosin Expression During Ontogeny, Post-Hatching Growth and Adaptation, G. Goldspink, D. Wilkes, and S. Ennion. Muscle Satellite Cells in Fish, B. Fauconneau and G. Paboeuf. Cellular Mechanisms of Post-Embryonic Muscle Growth in Aquaculture Species, A. Rowlerson and A. Veggetti. Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Muscle Growth Patterns, I.A. Johnston. Muscle Fiber Diversity and Plasticity, A.M. Saer and W. Stoiber. Hormonal Regulation of Muscle Growth, T.P. Mommsen and T.W. Moon. Index. Other Volumes in the Fish Physiology Series.
The major strength of Muscle Development and Growth is the range of material covered, from muscle pattern formation in zebrafish to temperature acclimation effects on muscle physiology. The book should succeed in stimulating new interest in fish muscle development and growth. -COPEIA (2001)