Experimental Embryology in Aquatic Plants and Animals

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The contributions are grouped in four sections: selected aquatic plant organisms, selected aquatic animal organisms, historical and conceptual aspects of "causal embryology", and contributions of general value to embryological research. In particular, chapters address research done on the following model systems: Uni- and pluricellular algae; Coelenterates (hydroids and ctenophores); Turbellaria (planarians) and nematodes (Caenorhabiditis elegans) living on a water film; Molluscs; Annelids (leeches and polychaetes); Echinoderms (starfish and urchins); Chordates (tunicates); and Vertebrates (teleost fishes). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461367093
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Nato Science Series A: (closed), #195
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990
  • Pages: 407
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I Selected Aquatic Plant Organisms.- Dasycladaceae: A Family of Giant unicellular Algae Ideal for Research.- Acetabularia: A Giant Unicellular Organism for Studying Polarity.- Model Algal System to Study Plant Development.- Section II Selected Aquatic Animal Organisms.- Experimental Analysis of Developmental Processes in Marine Hydroids.- Reproduction and Development in Ctenophores.- Descriptive and Experimental Embryology of the Turbellaria: Present Knowledge, Open Questions and Future Trends.- Growth, Degrowth and Regeneration as Developmental Phenomena in Adult Freshwater Planarians.- Genealogy, Geometry and Genes: Experimental Embryology of Caenorhabditis elegans.- Gap Junctional Communication and Cell Cycle Duration in the Early Molluscan Embryo.- In vitro Preparation of the Early Squid Blastoderm.- On the Establishment of Polarity in Polychaete Eggs.- Experimental Embryology in Leeches: Cellular and Molecular Approaches.- Practical Approaches to the Study of Nervous System Development in Hirudinid Leeches.- Starfish Oocytes and Sea Urchin Eggs as Models to Study the Intracellular Mechanisms Controlling the Cell Division Cycle.- Morphogenesis in the Sea Urchin Embryo: Mechanism of Gastrulation.- Fertilization in Aquatic Animals.- Patterns of Gene Expression during Ascidian Development.- Some Contributions of Research on Early Teleost Embryogenesis to General Problems of Development.- Gastrulation in the Zebrafish Brachydanio rerio (Teleostei) as seen in the Scanning Electron Microscope.- Section III Historical and Conceptual Aspects of “Causal Embryology”.- L’Epigenèse et la Préformation à l’Epoque de l’Embryologie Causale.- Section IV Contributions of General Value to Embryological Research.- The Role of Retinoic Acid in Vertebrate Limb Morphogenesis.- Physiological Approach to the Early Embryogenesis.- Environmental Pollution and Embryonic Development: Relevance of Standardized Toxicological Tests.- Participants Photo.- Author Index.

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