Animal Metamorphosis

This new volume of Current Topics in Developmental Biology covers recent progresses in our understanding of animal metamorphosis. Over a dozen of leading experts reviews studies ranging from morphological, molecular to genetic analyses of metamorphosis in a broad spectrum of animals, including insects, fish. Topics include molecular evolution in metamorphosis, the synthesis and function of hormones in regulating metamorphic timing and rate, regulation and function of nuclear hormone receptors, neuroendocrine control of metamorphosis, tissue specific metamorphic events such as autophagy and stem cell development, and applications of genome-wide analysis technologies for studying metamorphosis.
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Researchers in cell, developmental, and molecular biology; genetics


Book information

  • Published: January 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-385979-2


"Articles are concisely written and contain clear diagrams...each article has an abstract and is completed by an extensive bibliography, which also is a rich source of information for those interested in this promising complex of themes that are also of relevance for biomedical research."--Entomologie heute,Nov 01 2014

Table of Contents

  1. Developmental checkpoints and feedback circuits time insect maturation
  2. Kim F. Rewitz, Naoki Yamanaka, Michael B. O’Connor


  3. What goes up must come down: Transcription factors have their say in making ecdysone pulses
  4. Qiuxiang Ou and Kirst King-Jones


  5. Hormonal regulation of insect metamorphosis with special reference to juvenile hormone biosynthesis
  6. Kiyoshi Hiruma and Yu Kaneko


  7. The Role of Autophagy in Drosophila Metamorphosis
  8. Kirsten Tracy and Eric H. Baehrecke


  9. Metamorphosis in Teleosts
  10. Sarah K. McMenamin and David M. Parichy


  11. Flatfish: An Asymmetric Perspective on Metamorphosis
  12. Alexander M. Schreiber


  13. Endocrinology of amphibian metamorphosis
  14. Robert J. Denver


  15. Salamander Paedomorphosis: Linking Thyroid Hormone to Life History and Life Cycle Evolution
  16. Carlena K. Johnson and S. Randal Voss


  17. Metamorphosis in a frog that does not have a tadpole
  18. Richard P. Elinson

  19. High throughput sequencing will metamorphose the analysis of thyroid hormone receptor function during amphibian development.
  20. Alexis G. Grimaldi, Nicolas Buisine, Patrice Bilesimo and Laurent M. Sachs


  21. Establishment of Intestinal Stem Cell Niche during Amphibian Metamorphosis
  22. Atsuko Ishizuya-Oka and Takashi Hasebe


  23. Developmental programs and endocrine disruption in frog metamorphosis: The perspective from microarray analysis
  24. Saurabh S. Kulkarni and Daniel R. Buchholz


  25. Is thyroid hormone signaling relevant for vertebrate embryogenesis?
  26. G. Morvan-Dubois, J. B. Fini, B. A. Demeneix


  27. Thyroid Hormones and post-embryonic development in Amniotes

Guillaume Holzer and Vincent Laudet