Development of the Nervous System / Edition 2

Development of the Nervous System / Edition 2

by Dan H. Sanes, William A. Harris, Thomas A. Reh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0126186219

ISBN-13: 9780126186215

Pub. Date: 10/06/2005

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Development of the Nervous System presents a broad treatment of the basic principles of neural development as exemplified by key experiments and observations from past and recent times.
The text is organized ontogenically, beginning from the induction of the neural primordium and leading to the emergence of behavior. It covers all the major topics that

Overview

Development of the Nervous System presents a broad treatment of the basic principles of neural development as exemplified by key experiments and observations from past and recent times.
The text is organized ontogenically, beginning from the induction of the neural primordium and leading to the emergence of behavior. It covers all the major topics that would form the basis of a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum along the way including the patterning and growth of the nervous system, neuronal determination, axonal navigation and targeting, neuron survival and death, synapse formation and plasticity.
The new text reflects the complete modernization of the field that has been achieved through the use of model organisms, the intensive application of molecular and genetic approaches, and the introduction of new imaging technologies.
Development of the Nervous System is richly illustrated with color photographs and original drawings. These illustrations, combined with clear, concise writing make this a book that is well suited to students approaching this intriguing field for the first time.

• Broad coverage of concepts and experimental strategies
• Full color schematics and photographs of critical experiments
• Outlines the molecular and genetic bases for most developmental events
• Written at a level that is appropriate for undergraduates and beyond
• Includes designs of critical experiments that are easy to understand
• Includes CD with all figures

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780126186215
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/06/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

1 Neural Induction
2 Polarity and Segmentation
3 Birth and Migration
4 Determination and Differentiation
5 Axon Growth and Guidance
6 Target Selection
7 Naturally Occuring Neuron Death
8 Synapse Formation and Function
9 Refinement of Synaptic Connectivity
10 Behavioral and Cognitive Development

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