Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Series Editor:

  • Gerald Schatten, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, U.S.A.

Current Topics in Developmental Biology provides a comprehensive survey of the major topics in the field of developmental biology. The volumes are valuable to researchers in animal and plant development, as well as to students and professionals who want an introduction to cellular and molecular mechanisms of development. The series has recently passed its 30-year mark, making it the longest-running forum for contemporary issues in developmental biology. This volume contains nine important contributions from leading minds in developmental biology.
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Developmental biologists, cell biologists, genetics researchers, and molecular biologists


Book information

  • Published: March 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-153166-9

Table of Contents

Stepwise commitment from embryonic stem to hematopoietic and endothelial cellsFibroblast growth factor signaling and the function and assembly of basement membranesTGF-â superfamily and mouse craniofacial development: Interplay of morphogenetic proteins and receptor signaling controls normal formation of the faceThe colours of autumn leaves as symptoms of cellular recycling and defences against environmental stressesExtracellular proteases – biological and behavioral roles in the mammalian CNSThe Genetic Architecture of House Fly Mating BehaviorPhototropins, Other Photoreceptors, and Associated Signaling: The Lead and Supporting Cast in the Control of Plant Movement ResponsesEvolving Concepts in Bone Tissue EngineeringCranial Suture Biology