Forces and Tension in Development

This book presents some of the most advanced experimental systems in which the role of forces has been dissected. It explores the physical principles accounting for how forces can affect soft matter such as our cells, and presents some of the methods used to measure or assess the role of forces.
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Researchers in cell, developmental, and molecular biology; genetics


Book information

  • Published: April 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-385065-2

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Michel Labouesse

  3. Experimental Evidence for the Geometric Clutch Hypothesis
  4. Charles B. Lindemann

  5. From cilia hydrodynamics to zebrafish embryonic development
  6. Willy Supatto and Julien Vermot

  7. Spontaneous mechanical oscillations: implications for developing organisms
  8. Karsten Kruse and Daniel Riveline

  9. Cortical forces in cell shape changes and tissue morphogenesis
  10. Matteo Rauzi and Pierre-François Lenne

  11. Tension and epithelial morphogenesis in Drosophila early embryos
  12. Claire M Lye and Bénédicte Sanson

  13. Cell sorting in development
  14. Gabby Krens and Carl-Philipp Heisenberg

  15. Embryo-mechanics: balancing force-production with elastic resistance during morphogenesis
  16. Lance A. Davidson

  17. Mechanotransduction in Development

Emmanuel Farge