This book describes the embryonic development of the vertebrate inner ear in six chapters that span all aspects of inner ear development, from the induction of the otic placode through cellular morphogenesis, to the onset of auditory function. In each chapter, a particular aspect of development of the inner ear is examined in terms of both classic embryologic experiments and more recent advances using molecular biological techniques.
|Publisher:||Springer New York|
|Series:||Springer Handbook of Auditory Research Series , #26|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)|
Table of Contents
Developmental Neurobiology of the Ear: Current Status and Future Directions.- The Induction of the Otic Placode.- Morphogenesis of the Inner Ear.- Wiring the Ear to the Brain: The Molecular Basis of Neurosensory Development, Differentiation, and Survival.- Notch Signaling and Cell Fate Determination in the Vertebrate Inner Ear.- The Differentiation of Hair Cells.- Developmental Genes Associated with Human Hearing Loss.