9780199249398

Principles of Development

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    9780199249398

  • ISBN10:

    0199249393

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-12-27
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

Led by Lewis Wolpert, an influential developmental biologist, this distinguished team of authors presents a new and revised edition of the best-selling and popular textbook Principles of Development . Central to their approach is an emphasis on principles and key concepts as well as the idea that understanding how genes control cell behavior is the key to comprehending development. The authors assume that students are familiar with the basics of cell biology and genetics but also provide thorough explanations of all key concepts in the text, such as the control of gene activity. The book focuses on those systems-such as vertebrates and Drosophila-that best illuminate the common principles of development, and also discusses other systems like the nematode and sea urchin. A unique feature of the book is its coverage of plant development, which is usually neglected in other textbooks but has significant relevance to the field of developmental biology. Full of spectacular illustrations and diagrams, Principles of Development, Second Edition , provides the excellent content and quality design of its predecessor, and also incorporates valuable new material.

Table of Contents

List of headings
xi
Text acknowledgements xix
Figure acknowledgements
xxi
History and basic concepts
1(26)
The origins of developmental biology
3(6)
A conceptual tool kit
9(18)
Model systems
27(38)
Model organisms: vertebrates
29(19)
Model organisms: invertebrates
48(6)
Model systems: plants
54(3)
Identifying developmental genes
57(8)
Patterning the vertebrate body plan I: axes and germ layers
65(44)
Setting up the body axes
67(16)
The origin and specification of the germ layers
83(26)
Patterning the vertebrate body plan II: the mesoderm and early nervous system
109(34)
Somite formation and patterning
110(15)
Neural induction and the role of the organizer
125(18)
Development of the Drosophila body plan
143(48)
Maternal genes set up the body axes
145(9)
Polarization of the body axes during oogenesis
154(3)
Zygotic genes pattern the early embryo
157(9)
Segmentation: activation of the pair-rule genes
166(4)
Segment polarity genes and compartments
170(12)
Segmentation: selector and homeotic genes
182(9)
Development of nematodes, sea urchins, ascidians, and slime molds
191(30)
Nematodes
192(9)
Echinoderms
201(8)
Ascidians
209(3)
Cellular slime molds
212(9)
Plant development
221(32)
Embryonic development
222(10)
Meristems
232(11)
Flower development
243(10)
Morphogenesis: change in form in the early embryo
253(40)
Cell adhesion
254(4)
Cleavage and formation of the blastula
258(7)
Gastrulation
265(13)
Neural tube formation
278(3)
Cell migration
281(6)
Directed dilation
287(6)
Cell differentiation
293(38)
The control of gene expression
295(9)
Models of cell differentiation
304(19)
The reversibility of patterns of gene activity
323(8)
Organogenesis
331(44)
The chick limb
331(19)
Insect wings and legs
350(9)
The nematode vulva
359(3)
Internal organs: heart, blood vessels, lungs, kidneys, and teeth
362(13)
Development of the nervous system
375(42)
Specification of cell identity in the nervous system
376(14)
The insect compound eye
390(4)
Axonal guidance
394(10)
Neuronal survival, synapse formation and refinement
404(13)
Germ cells and sex
417(30)
Determination of the sexual phenotype
418(11)
The development of germ cells
429(9)
Fertilization
438(9)
Regeneration
447(20)
Limb regeneration
448(10)
Regeneration in Hydra
458(9)
Growth and post-embryonic development
467(26)
Growth
467(15)
Molting and metamorphosis
482(5)
Aging and sensescence
487(6)
Evolution and development
493(28)
Modification of development in evolution
495(16)
Changes in the timing of developmental processes during evolution
511(5)
Evolution of development
516(5)
Glossary 521(10)
Index 531

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