Developmental Biology

From a Cell to an Organism

Author: Russ Hodge

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438126301

Category: Developmental biology

Page: 225

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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.

Developmental Biology Protocols

Author: Rocky S. Tuan,Cecilia W. Lo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1592590659

Category: Science

Page: 530

View: 8302

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.

Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Author: Gerald P. Schatten

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780121531713

Category: Science

Page: 348

View: 9861

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

Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Crustacea

Author: Gerhard Scholtz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058096371

Category: Science

Page: 220

View: 7824

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: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Lewis Wolpert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199601194

Category: Science

Page: 132

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"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: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080584553

Category: Science

Page: 244

View: 2109

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.

Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Author: Brian K. Hall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401579261

Category: Science

Page: 275

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Many changes that occur during the embryonic development of an individual animal can be seen as a parallel to changes that have occurred in species or groups of species during evolutionary time. This book covers the interaction between developmental and evolutionary changes in animals.

Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology

Author: Frank J. Dye

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470905956

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 7837

"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

Author: T. Subramoniam

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849317125

Category: Science

Page: 154

View: 4797

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.

Key Experiments in Practical Developmental Biology

Author: Manuel Marí-Beffa,Jennifer Knight

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521833158

Category: Science

Page: 382

View: 1721

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

The Zebrafish: Cellular and Developmental Biology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123848932

Category: Science

Page: 366

View: 2932

This volume of Methods in Cell Biology, the first of 3 parts on the subject of zebrafish, provides a comprehensive compendia of laboratory protocols and reviews covering all the new methods developed since 2004. This first volume provides state-of-the-art descriptions of novel cellular imaging technologies and methods for culture of zebrafish stem cells, summarizes protocols for analyzingthe development of major organ systems including the central nervous system (CNS), and introduces the use of the zebrafish as a model system for human diseases. Details state-of-the art zebrafish protocols, delineating critical steps in the procedures as well as potential pitfalls Summarizes the Zebrafish Genome Project

Developmental Biology

Author: Scott F. Gilbert

Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 719

View: 1446

Publishing in May 2013, Scott Gilberts Developmental Biology, Tenth Edition embodies the breadth, the intellectual rigor, and the wonder of contemporary developmental biology. Written primarily for undergraduate biology majors, this book can also serve to introduce graduate students and medical students to the field. The completely updated text integrates classical developmental biology with all the incredible advances that have been made in recent years. Dr. Gilberts unique ability to synthesize the breakthroughs in this rapidly evolving discipline in a succinct, organized manner has made Developmental Biology the go-to source for a generation of teachers and nascent developmental biologists. New: * "Integration" has emerged as the key theme in developmental biology over the past three years. The mechanisms of transcriptional gene regulation and of aging, the data on amniote limb development, the ways in which fertilization occurs, and the mechanisms of sex determination-each has been integrated. Even developmentally important genes have been "integrated" into genetic regulatory networks. The new Tenth Edition reflects this exciting new age of genomics, genetic regulatory networks, and digital visualization techniques. * Cytoskeletal dynamics, which integrate the genetic regulatory genes with morphogenetic events, has overhauled the discussions of neural development and cell signaling. Enduring Features: * An evolutionary context, provided in the first chapter and continued throughout the book, now incorporates the revolutionary new discoveries of the horizontal transfer of enhancer-bearing transposable elements as well as the possible origins of multicellularity as a developmental response to bacteria. * The book maintains its four-part structure with brief part openers that address key concerns in developmental biology and provide an introduction to the subsequent chapters. Each chapter ends with a guide to Web-based resources r

Essential Developmental Biology

Author: Jonathan M. W. Slack

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444309153

Category: Science

Page: 448

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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.

Developmental Biology

Author: Werner Müller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387947181

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 4964

No field of contemporary biomedical science has been more revolutionized by the techniques of molecular biology than developmental biology. This is an outstanding concise introduction to developmental biology that takes a contemporary approach to describing the complex process that transforms an egg into an adult organism. The book features exceptionally clear two-color illustrations, and is designed for use in both undergraduate and graduate level courses. The book is especially noteworthy for its treatment of development in model organisms, whose contributions to developmental biology were recognized in the 1995 Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine.

Developmental Biology of Higher Fungi

Symposium of the British Mycological Society Held at the University of Manchester April 1984

Author: British Mycological Society. Symposium,D. Moore

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521301610

Category: Science

Page: 615

View: 6144

This 1985 book describes research on the ecological, structural, physiological, genetic and molecular factors that control morphogenesis in the higher fungi. Both pure and applied studies of the biology of basidiomycetes are included in this volume, which provides a detailed synthesis of the area, by authors of the highest calibre.

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: 7215

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.

Advances in Developmental Biology

Author: Paul Wassarman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080876801

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 7248

Volume 4 of Advances in Developmental Biology and Biochemistry consists of five chapters that review specific aspects of fly and mammalian development. In Chapter 1, Y. Mishina and R. Behringer discuss various aspects of Müllerian-inhibiting substance (MIS) in mammals, from a brief history of its discovery to recent studies of the MIS gene in transgenic and knock-out animals. In Chapter 2, C. Rushlow and S. Roth discuss the role of the dpp-group genes in dorsoventral patterning of the Drosophila embryo. In Chapter 3, M. Yip and H. Lipshitz discuss the terminal (asegmental termini) gene hierarchy of Drosophila and the genetic control of tissue specification and morphogenesis. In Chapter 4, R. Bachvarova discusses induction of mesoderm and the origin of anterior-posterior polarity in the mouse embryo, using the frog embryo as a paradigm. In Chapter 5, P. Vogt discusses human Y chromosome function in male germ cell development.