In recent years a new field of study has arisen called developmental biology. The term developmental biology is really a new name for embryology; it is, however, used to denote the molecular approach to the study of developing systems. In this book we have tried wherever possible to blend the older information of classical embryology and in particular organogeny with the newer concepts of developmental biology. The original intention was to cover all the tissues of the body in this book. However, it soon became obvious that it was not possible to do this within one volume. Therefore we decided to have two general chapters, one on the basic concepts of cellular development and an other on the ageing of cells (this being considered part of the normal growth process). In addition to these two general chapters we have included chapters on some of the major tissues. These were chosen not just to illustrate the points made in the general chapters but because there is enough information available on the development of these tissues for the expert in that field to present a good, readable account. It is hoped that at a later date when more information is available, we will be able to extend this work, probably as several volumes, and to include the other tissues of the body which are not dealt with in this volume.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1974|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)|
Table of Contents1 Basic Concepts of Differentiation and Growth of Cells.- 2 Differentiation and Growth of Nerve Cells.- 3 Development of Muscle.- 4 Growth and Differentiation of Bone and Connective Tissue.- 5 Differentiation and Growth of Cells of the Skin.- 6 Differentiation and Growth of Cells in the Gonads.- 7 The Development of the Cells of the Blood.- 8 Functional Histogenesis of the Lymphoid Organs.- 9 Cellular Ageing.