The advent of molecular biology and the current analysis of key genes that control specific developmental processes have brought significant new advances in understanding developmental mechanisms. This timely text focuses on the importance of genetics in analysing pattern formation and growth patterns. Experts have contributed their wealth of knowledge on such topics as the origin of polarity; establishment of cell fate; the use of transgenic organisms in the study of development; recent approaches for both introducing mutations with high frequency by mobilizing transposons and for getting targeted mutagenesis.
|Series:||Symposia of the Society for Developmental Biology Series , #10|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
ORIGIN OF POLARITY.
Segmental Polarity and Identity in the Abdomen of Drosophila Is Controlled by the Relative Position of Gap Gene Expression (R. Lehmann & H. Frohnhöfer).
Polar Axis Fixation and Cytoplasmic Localization in Fucus (R. Quatrano).
ESTABLISHMENT OF CELL FATE.
Drosophila Homeodomain-Containing Proteins Regulate Transcription (J. Jaynes, et al.).
Molecular Genetic Basis of Skeletal Myogenic Lineage Determination and Differentiation (D. Pinney, et al.).
Genetic Control of Sex Determination in the Hermaphrodite Germ Line of Caenorhabditis Elegans (T. Rosenquist, et al.).
ROLE OF GROWTH FACTORS IN DEVELOPMENT.
Developmental Functions of Decapentaplegic, a Member of the TGF-B Family in Drosophila (F. Hoffman).
Studies on Embryonic Induction: Establishing Molecular Markers for Neural Development (P. Good, et al.).
TGFB-Like Genes in Mammalian Development (K. Lyons & B. Hogan).
GENETIC CONTROL OF PATTERN FORMATION.
Genetic Control of Segmental Patterning in the Drosophila Embryo (P. Ingham).
USE OF TRANSGENIC ORGANISMS IN THE STUDY OF DEVELOPMENT.
Insertional Mutagenesis by Spontaneous Retroviral Infection of the Mouse Germ Line (L. Lock, et al.).
Mouse Relatives of Drosophila Developmental Control Genes (C. Lobe & P. Gruss).