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Emerging Model Organisms, Volume 1: A Laboratory Manual

Emerging Model Organisms, Volume 1: A Laboratory Manual

by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
     
 

ISBN-10: 0879698721

ISBN-13: 9780879698720

Pub. Date: 10/01/2008

Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Until recently, a small number of model organisms has been the focus of most research in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. But in the last few years, due in part to increased interest in questions of evolution, technical advances in selectively altering gene expression patterns, and the reduced costs of genome sequencing, the range of organisms used

Overview

Until recently, a small number of model organisms has been the focus of most research in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. But in the last few years, due in part to increased interest in questions of evolution, technical advances in selectively altering gene expression patterns, and the reduced costs of genome sequencing, the range of organisms used for research is greatly expanding. Emerging Model Organisms, Volume 1, introduces the reader to this new generation of model organisms, providing a diverse catalog of potential species useful for extending research in new directions. In this volume leading experts provide chapters on 23 emerging model systems, ranging from bat and butterfly to cave fish and choanoflagellates; cricket and finch to quail, snail, and tomato. Subsequent releases of the Emerging Model Organisms series, already in preparation, will focus on additional species. Material is also available in CSH Protocols: www.cshprotocols.org/emo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879698720
Publisher:
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Edition description:
Lab Manual
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Choanoflagellates: Heterotrophic Nanoflagellates and Sister Group of the Metazoa
N. King, S.L. Young, M. Abedin, M. Carr, and B.S.C. Leadbeater
2. Dictyostelium discoideum: The Social Ameba
P. Gaudet, P. Fey, and R. Chisholm
3. The Moss Physcomitrella patens: A Novel Model System for Plant Development and Genomic Studies
D.J. Cove, P.-F. Perroud, A.J. Charron, S.F. McDaniel, A. Khandelwal, and R.S. Quatrano
4. The Genus Antirrhinum (Snapdragon): A Flowering Plant Model for Evolution and Development
A. Hudson, J. Critchley, and Y. Erasmus
5. Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum): A Model Fruit-bearing Crop
S. Kimura and N. Sinha
6. The Demosponge Amphimedon queenslandica: Reconstructing the Ancestral Metazoan Genome and Deciphering the Origin of Animal Multicellularity
B.M. Degnan, M. Adamska, A. Craigie, S.M. Degnan, B. Fahey, M. Gauthier, J.N.A. Hooper, C. Larroux, S.P. Leys, E. Lovas, and G.S. Richards
7. Comb Jellies (Ctenophora): A Model for Basal Metazoan Evolution and Development
K. Pang and M.Q. Martindale
8. Planarians: A Versatile and Powerful Model System for Molecular Studies of Regeneration, Adult Stem Cell Regulation, Aging, and Behavior
N.J. Oviedo, C.L. Nicolas, D.S. Adams, and M. Levin
9. The Snail Ilyanassa: A Reemerging Model for Studies in Development
M. Gharbiah, J. Cooley, E.M. Leise, A. Nakamoto, J.S. Rabinowitz, J.D. Lambert, and L.M. Nagy
10. Helobdella (Leech): A Model for Developmental Studies
D.A. Weisblat and D.-H. Kuo
11. Pristionchus pacificus: A Genetic Model System for the Study of Evolutionary Developmental Biology and the Evolution of Complex Life-history Traits
R. Rae, B. Schlager, and R.J. Sommer
12. The African Butterfly Bicyclus anyana: A Model for Evolutionary Genetics and Evolutionary Developmental Biology
P.M. Brakefield, P. Beldade, and B.J. Zwaan
13. The Two-spotted Cricket Gryllus bimaculatus: An Emerging Model for Developmental and Regeneration Studies
T. Mito and S. Noji
14. The American Wandering Spider Cupiennius salei: A Model for Behavioral, Evolutionary, and Developmental Studies
N.-M. Prpic, M. Schoppmeier, and W.G.M. Damen
15. The Crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis: A New Model for Anthropod Development
E.J. Rehm, R.L. Hannibal, R.C. Chaw, M.A. Vargas-Vila, and N.H. Patel
16. The Sea Lamprey Petromyzon marinus: A Model for Evolutionary and Developmental Biology
N. Nikitina, M. Bronner-Fraser, and T. Sauka-Spengler
17. The Dogfish Scyliorhinus canicula: A Reference in Jawed Vertebrates
M. Coolen, A. Menuet, D. Chassoux, C. Compagnucci, S. Henry, L. Lévèque, C. Da Silva, F. Gavory, S. Samain, P. Wincker, C. Thermes, Y. D'Aubenton-Carafa, I. Rodriguez-Moldes, G. Naylor, M. Depew, P. Sourdaine, and S. Mazan
18. The Genus Polypterus (Bichirs): A Fish Group Diverged at the Stem of Ray-finned Fishes (Actinopterygii)
M. Takeuchi, M. Okabe, and S. Aizawa
19. Astyanax mexicanus, The Blind Mexican Cave Fish: A Model for Studies in Development and Morphology
R. Borowsky
20. Darwin's Finches: Analysis of Beak Morphological Changes During Evolution
A. Abzhanov
21. Japanese Quail: An Efficient Animal Model for the Production of Transgenic Avians
G. Poynter, D. Huss, and R. Lansford
22. The Short-tailed Fruit Bat Carollia perspicillata: A Model for Studies in Reproduction and Development
J.J. Rasweiler IV, C.J. Cretekos, and R.R. Behringer
23. Opossum (Monodelphis domestica): A Marsupial Developmental Model
A.L. Keyte and K.K. Smith
General Cautions Appendix
Index

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