Developmental Biology

Author: T. Subramoniam

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849317125

Category: Science

Page: 154

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A much awaited textbook, Developmental Biology covers the entire gamut of animal development, from gametogenesis to senescence and cell death. Fertilization, cleavage, gastrulation, organ formation and fetal membranes, experimental embryology, developmental processes after embryogenesis, and environmental regulation of animal development are discussed in different chapters. Many chapters integrate descriptive embryology with modern concepts in developmental biology. Developmental genetics of Drosophila also finds a spot in the book.

Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Crustacea

Author: Gerhard Scholtz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058096371

Category: Science

Page: 220

View: 8552

Crustaceans, due to the great diversity of their body organization, segmentation patterns, tagmatization, limb types, larval forms, cleavage, and gastrulation modes, are highly desirable for the study of questions at the interface of evolution and development. Modern interest in evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo) rests on the molecular genetic approach and a variety of molecular techniques have proven fruitful when performed on crustaceans. Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Crustacea presents a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the field, beginning with a discussion of the implications of the typological Bauplan and phylum concepts versus historical concepts such as ground pattern and monophylum for the formulation of conceptual questions in evo-devo. Following this, the authors present the results of Hox gene expression in various crustacean taxa, aspects of segment formation at the cellular and genetic levels, the formation of segmental structures such as neurons, ganglia, and limbs, and the role of morphological ontogenetic characters in resolving phylogenetic relationships. By covering so many general aspects of crustacean development, morphology, and evolution, Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Crustacea serves as an indispensable reference for developmental and evolutionary biologists investigating the role of genetics in evolution and development.

Developmental Biology Protocols

Author: Rocky S. Tuan,Cecilia W. Lo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1592590667

Category: Science

Page: 522

View: 5529

The molecular biology revolution has transformed developmental biology into one of the most exciting and fruitful fields in experimental biomedical research today. In Developmental Biology Protocols, established leaders in this field demonstrate this achievement with a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge protocols for studying and analyzing the events of embryonic development. Drawing on state-of-the-art cellular and molecular techniques, as well as new and sophisticated imaging and information technologies, this 3rd volume and last volume introduces powerful techniques for the manipulation of developmental gene expression and function, the analysis of gene expression, the characterization of tissue morphogenesis and development, the in vitro study of differentiation and development, and the genetic analysis of developmental models of diseases. The 1st and 2nd volumes in this seminal set complete today's widest-ranging collection of techniques designed to decipher the exact cellular, molecular, and genetic mechanisms that control the form, structure, and function of the developing embryo. Volume 1 presents readily reproducible methods for establishing and characterizing several widely used experimental model systems, for both the study of developmental patterns and morphogenesis, and the examination of embryo structure and function. In addition, there are step-by-step methods for the analysis of cell lineage, the production and use of chimeras, and the experimental molecular manipulation of embryos, including the application of viral vectors. No less innovative, volume 2 describes state-of-the-art methods for the study of organogenesis, the analysis of abnormal development and teratology, the screening and mapping of novel genes and mutations, and the application of transgenesis, including the production of transgenic animals and gene knockouts. Highly practical and richly annotated, the three volumes of Developmental Biology Protocols describe multiple experimental systems and details techniques adopted from the broadest array of biomedical disciplines. Every researcher will not only better understand the principles, background, and rationale for how form and function are elaborated in an organism, but also gain full practical access to today's best methods for its analysis.

Developmental biology

Author: Scott F. Gilbert,Susan R. Singer

Publisher: Sinauer Associates Inc

ISBN: 9780878932504

Category: Science

Page: 817

View: 1983

Increased emphasis on gene activity, signal transduction and the emphasis on the roles of paracrine factors in development.

Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Author: Brian K. Hall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412785900

Category: Science

Page: 491

View: 4172

Although evolutionary developmental biology is a new field, its origins lie in the last century; the search for connections between embryonic development (ontogeny) and evolutionary change (phylogeny) has been a long one. Evolutionary developmental biology is however more than just a fusion of the fields of developmental and evolutionary biology. It forges a unification of genomic, developmental, organismal, population and natural selection approaches to evolutionary change. It is concerned with how developmental processes evolve; how evolution produces novel structures, functions and behaviours; and how development, evolution and ecology are integrated to bring about and stabilize evolutionary change. The previous edition of this title, published in 1992, defined the terms and laid out the field for evolutionary developmental biology. This field is now one of the most active and fast growing within biology and this is reflected in this second edition, which is more than twice the length of the original and brought completely up to date. There are new chapters on major transitions in animal evolution, expanded coverage of comparative embryonic development and the inclusion of recent advances in genetics and molecular biology. The book is divided into eight parts which: place evolutionary developmental biology in the historical context of the search for relationships between development and evolution; detail the historical background leading to evolutionary embryology; explore embryos in development and embryos in evolution; discuss the relationship between embryos, evolution, environment and ecology; discuss the dilemma for homology of the fact that development evolves; deal with the importance of understanding how embryos measure time and place both through development and evolutionarily through heterochrony and heterotrophy; and set out the principles and processes that underlie evolutionary developmental biology. With over one hundred illustrations and photographs, extensive cross-referencing between chapters and boxes for ancillary material, this latest edition will be of immense interest to graduate and advanced undergraduate students in cell, developmental and molecular biology, and in zoology, evolution, ecology and entomology; in fact anyone with an interest in this new and increasingly important and interdisciplinary field which unifies biology.

Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology

Author: Frank J. Dye

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470905956

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 2948

"Incorporating the many new terms that have emerged since the first edition was published, this new edition gives readers the standard reference for the field today. Topics covered range from germ layers, induction, and fundamental terminology, through to RNAi, evo-devo, and stem cell differentiation, hallmarks of modern developmental biology and embryology. Also included in the new edition are major discoveries and significant scientists that comprise the history and growth of this field. The dictionary provides both basic background needed by students, through more advanced topics for researchers and peers in related disciplines."--Provided by publisher.

Developmental Biology

From a Cell to an Organism

Author: Russ Hodge

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438126301

Category: Developmental biology

Page: 225

View: 9646

Examines the relationship among cells, genes, and the environment and of the obstacles and achievements of molecular biologists attempting to understand how to "build" a human body.

Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Author: Gerald P. Schatten

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780121531713

Category: Science

Page: 348

View: 7310

Current Topics in Developmental Biology provides a comprehensive survey of the major topics in the field of developmental biology. The volumes are valuable to researchers in animal and plant development, as well as to students and professionals who want an introduction to cellular and molecular mechanisms of development. The series has recently passed its 30-year mark, making it the longest-running forum for contemporary issues in developmental biology. Includes information on the Zebrafish genetics and formation of embryonic vasculature Offers an analysis of muscle stem cells Provides data on diseases in the Drosophila fly Selection of 9 tables and 10 color figures

Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Lewis Wolpert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199601194

Category: Science

Page: 132

View: 8938

"A concise account of what we know about development discusses the first vital steps of growth and explores one of the liveliest areas of scientific research."--P. [2] of cover.

Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Author: Roger A. Pedersen,Gerald P. Schatten

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780121531409

Category: Science

Page: 307

View: 8461

This Series provides a comprehensive survey of the major topics in the field of developmental biology. The volumes are valuable to researchers in animal and plant development, as well as to students and professionals who want an introduction to cellular and molecular mechanisms of development. This year marks a major milestone for the Series as it completes its thirtieth year of publication, making it the longest-running forum for contemporary issues in developmental biology.

Developmental Biology and Cancer

Author: Gisele M. Hodges,Charles Rowlatt

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849388699

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 6570

This book addresses possible analogies between cancer and developmental biology. An international group of experts provides a multidisciplinary approach, allowing biological or clinical scientists involved with cancer research to integrate specific information from diverse areas. Five concepts of cancer are presented, and developmental biology is reviewed at five levels. These are integrated in discussions of failure in organisation as a basis of cancer and its control. The book will be a valuable reference for both newcomers as well as experienced biological and clinical scientists. Features

Experimental Developmental Biology

A Laboratory Manual

Author: Laura R. Keller,John Hyde Evans,Thomas C. S. Keller

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780124039704

Category: Science

Page: 114

View: 9562

This work is designed for use as a lab manual in college-level courses in developmental biology or animal development. It could also be used in cell biology lab courses. In each laboratory exercise, students examine gametes and developing embryos of a single species, and also perform several experiments to probe the developmental process best illustrated by that species. A feature of this manual is the preparator's guide, which provides information for setting up each lab.

Key Experiments in Practical Developmental Biology

Author: Manuel MarĂ­-Beffa,Jennifer Knight

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521833158

Category: Science

Page: 382

View: 5819

This manual presents 27 laboratory exercises for student practical classes in developmental biology.

Laboratory Exercises in Developmental Biology

Author: Yolanda P. Cruz

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0323137776

Category: Science

Page: 241

View: 6247

This intensive manual provides students with valuable information and insights into animal development at the organismal, cellular, and subcellular levels. The book uses both descriptive and investigative approaches that emphasize techniques, key experiments, and data analysis. Provides a broad introductory view of developmental systems Teaches both classical embryology and modern experimental approaches Contains seventeen laboratory exercises, written in step-by-step style Organized with additional notes to students and preparators Lists questions and references for each exercise Special chapters give introductions to the scientific process, use of the microscope, and the writing of scientific papers Illustrated with detailed line drawings

Keywords And Concepts In Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 9788183562560

Category:

Page: 492

View: 9432

Contents: Sting Journalism: Introduction, Forms and Features, Sting Journalism: Ethics, Methods and Hidden Cameras, Sting Operations: Current Perspective, Famous Investigative Journalists and Scandals, Sting Operations in Indian Perspectives.

Essential Developmental Biology

Author: Jonathan M. W. Slack

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444309153

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 1466

TO ACCESS THE DEDICATED TEXTBOOK WEBSITE, PLEASE VISIT www.blackwellpublishing.com/slack Essential Developmental Biology, 2nd Edition, is a concise and well-illustrated treatment of this subject for undergraduates. With an emphasis throughout on the evidence underpinning the main conclusions, this book is suitable as the key text for both introductory and more advanced courses in developmental biology. Includes new chapters on Evolution & Development, Gut Development, & Growth and Aging. Contains expanded treatment of mammalian fertilization, the heart and stem cells. Now features a glossary, notated further reading, and key discovery boxes. Illustrated with over 250 detailed, full-color drawings. Accompanied by a dedicated website, featuring animated developmental processes, a photo gallery of selected model organisms, and all art in PowerPoint and jpeg formats (also available to instructors on CD-ROM). An Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Please contact our Higher Education team at [email protected] for more information.

Plant Developmental Biology - Biotechnological Perspectives

Author: Eng Chong Pua,Michael R. Davey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642046704

Category: Science

Page: 424

View: 6190

This work, comprising two volumes, reviews recent advances in plant developmental biology and explores the possibility of their biotechnological applications. The work is a key reference for plant breeders, researchers and graduate students.