Neural Development

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. Neural Development, the most recent publication in the series, covers the most up-to-date discoveries and developments of the brain. This volume touches upon topics such as the fly retina, telencephalon development, glia-neuron interactions in the nervous system, midbrain and cerebellum development, synapse formation from visual behavior screens, the role of MEF2 proteins, and much more.
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Developmental biologists, cell biologists, neurologists, genetics researchers, and molecular biologists


Book information

  • Published: October 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-153169-0

Table of Contents

路 Flipping coins in the fly retina路 Unraveling the Molecular Pathways that Regulate Early Telencephalon Development路 Glia-neuron interactions in nervous system function and development路 The novel roles of glial cells revisited: The contribution of radial glia and astrocytes to neurogenesis路 Classical Embryological Studies and Modern Genetic Analysis of Midbrain and Cerebellum Development路 Brain Development and Susceptibility to Damage; Ion Levels and Movements路 Development and/or synapse formation from visual behavior screens路 Chapter Critical period mechanisms in developing visual cortex路 Brawn for Brains: The Role of MEF2 Proteins in the Developing Nervous System路 Mechanisms of axon guidance in the developing nervous system