"Developmental Biology" returns in its ground-breaking new edition. Tried and tested through eight previous editions, Scott F. Gilbert has an uncanny knack of captivating student interest, opening minds to the wonder of developmental biology, whilst at the same time covering all the required material with true scientific rigour. With material on the latest research and a thorough updating throughout, readers will find the book to be one of the most important assets available to studying this frontline field of science.
Table of Contents
PART 1: PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY - Developmental Biology: The Anatomical Tradition - Life Cycles and the Evolution of Developmental Patterns - Principles of Experimental Embryology - The Genetic Core of Development - The Paradigm of Differential Gene Expression - Cell-Cell Communication in Development - PART 2: EARLY EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT - Fertilization: Beginning a New Organism - Early Development in Selected Invertebrates - The Genetics of Axis Specification in Drosphilia - Early Development and Axis Formation in Amphibians - The Early Development of Vertebrates: Fish, Birds and Mammals - PART 3: LATER EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT - The Emergence of the Ectoderm: The Central Nervous System and the Epidermis - Neural Crest Cells and Axonal Specificity - Paraxial and Intermediate Mesoderm - Lateral plate Mesoderm and Endoderm - Development of the Tetrapod Limb - Sex Determination - Metamorphosis, Regeneration, and Aging - The Saga of the Germ Line - PART 4: RAMIFICATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT BIOLOGY - An Overview of Plant Development; S.R.Singer - Medical Implications of Developmental Development - Environmental Regulation of Animal Development - Developmental Mechanisms of Evolutionary Change
SCOTT F. GILBERT is Howard A. Schneiderman Professor of Biology at Swarthmore College, USA, and teaches Developmental Biology, Developmental Genetics and the History of Biology. SUSAN R. SINGER is at the Department of Biology, Carleton College, Minnesota, USA .