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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.

Researchers in cell, developmental, and molecular biology; genetics

Hardbound, 456 Pages

Published: January 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

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


    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


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