Epigenetics and Development

This new volume of Current Topics in Developmental Biology covers epigenetics and development, with contributions from an international board of authors. The chapters provide a comprehensive set of reviews covering such topics as epigenetic marking of the zebrafish developmental program, functions of DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation in mammalian development, and reprogramming and the pluripotent stem cell cycle.
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Researchers in cell, developmental, and molecular biology; genetics


Book information

  • Published: May 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-416027-9


"...the choice to limit the scope of the volume to the epigenetics of development leads to an excellent work that is characterized by both focus and quality."--The Quarterly Review of Biology, Epigenetics and Development

Table of Contents

  1. X inactivation dynamics during development in different mammals
    Edith Heard
  2. Epigenetic decisions during early mammalian development
    Maria Elena Torres Padilla
  3. DNA methylation dynamics during mammalian embryogenesis 
    Michael Weber
  4. Epigenetic dynamics in zebrafish development
    Philippe Collas
  5. The Hox clusters and epigenetics
    Denis Duboule
  6. Epigenetic regulation in the mammalian germ line 
    Azim Surani
  7. Chromatin dynamics and epigenetic changes during plant development
    Francois Roudier
  8. Reprogramming
    Amanda Fisher
  9. Chromatin, transcription factors and gene regulation during gametogenesis and early embryogenesis
    Antoine Peters
  10. TBC
    Eric Miska
  11. TBC
    Deborah Bourchis