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From Gene to Animal : An Introduction to the Molecular Biology of Animal Development - David de Pomerai

From Gene to Animal

An Introduction to the Molecular Biology of Animal Development

Paperback Published: 11th February 1991
ISBN: 9780521388566
Number Of Pages: 434

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The application of molecular biological techniques to the study of development has had a profound effect on our understanding of developmental processes. This 1985 book expounds some of the views on which hierarchies of genes control aspects of animal development. There is an emphasis on the best-studied systems, namely Drosophila and the nematode Caenorhabditis, though some features of mouse and sea-urchin development are also discussed. The book focuses on how information obtained from the study of mutants, combined with molecular details of the structure, regulation and functions of the genes involved, sheds light on the complex processes of animal development. The 1990 second edition, which is reprinted here, is an expanded and largely rewritten version of Dr de Pomerai's successful first edition. It features extensive additions to the chapter on insect development, a chapter discussing nematode development and another addressing differentiation in vertebrate systems.

Preface to the second edition
Abbreviations and definitions
Gene organisation and control
Molecular strategies in development
Differentiation in vertebrate systems
The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
Insect development
Notes added in proof
References added in proof
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ISBN: 9780521388566
ISBN-10: 0521388562
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 434
Published: 11th February 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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