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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.

Researchers in cell, developmental, and molecular biology; genetics

Hardbound, 328 Pages

Published: April 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-385065-2


    1. Preface
      Michel Labouesse

    2. Experimental Evidence for the Geometric Clutch Hypothesis
      Charles B. Lindemann

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

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

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

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

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

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

    9. Mechanotransduction in Development
      Emmanuel Farge


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