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The Neural Crest : Developmental and Cell Biology - Nicole Le Douarin

The Neural Crest

Developmental and Cell Biology

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Published: 28th November 1999
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This fully revised edition of The Neural Crest contains the most current information about the neural crest, a structure unique to the vertebrate embryo which has only a transient existence in early embryonic life. The ontogeny of the neural crest embodies the most important issues in developmental biology, as the neural crest is considered to have played a crucial role in evolution of the vertebrate phylum. New data that analyze neural crest ontogeny in murine and zebrafish embryos have been included in this revision. This revised edition also takes advantage of recent advances in our understanding of markers of neural crest cell subpopulations, and a full chapter is now devoted to cell lineage analysis. The major research breakthrough since the first edition has been the introduction of molecular biology to neural crest research, enabling an elucidation of many molecular mechanisms of neural crest development. This book is essential reading for students and researchers in developmental biology, cell biology, and neuroscience.

'Any developmental biologist will enjoy this book ... the questions and the experimental approaches will be appreciated by all.' BioEssays

Foreword
Preface
Methods for identifying neural crest cells and their derivatives
The migration of neural crest cells
The neural crest: a source of mesenchymal cells
From the neural crest to the ganglia of the peripheral nervous system: the sensory ganglia
The autonomic nervous system and the endocrine cells of neural crest origin
The neural crest: source of pigment cells
Cell lineage segregation during neural crest ontogeny
Concluding remarks and perspectives
Index
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ISBN: 9780521620109
ISBN-10: 0521620104
Series: Developmental and Cell Biology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 28th November 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised