Advances in Morphogenesis

Advances in Morphogenesis

Volume 8

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editors: M. Abercrombie, Jean Brachet, Thomas J. King
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215594

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Advances in Morphogenesis, Volume 8 covers the developments in the study of morphogenesis. The book discusses the morphogenetic aspects of acrosome formation and reaction; the migration and differentiation of neural crest cells; and the reaggregation of dissociated cells of sea urchin embryos. The text also describes the interacting genetic systems in Paramecium; genome transcription in fish development; as well as the biosynthesis of steroid hormones by the embryonic gonads of vertebrates. Biologists, molecular biologists, and medical students will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume 8

    Morphogenetic Aspects of Acrosome Formation and Reaction

    I. Introduction

    II. Acrosome Formation

    III. Problems of Morphogenesis in Acrosome Formation

    IV. Morphogenetic Aspects of Acrosome Reactions

    V. Summary


    The Migration and Differentiation of Neural Crest Cells

    I. Introduction

    II. Development of the Neural Crest

    III. Control of the Pattern of Neural Crest Cell Migration and Localization

    IV. Experimental Analyses of the Expression of Some Neural Crest Cell Phenotypes

    V. Progressive Determination of Neural Crest Cells


    Reaggregarion of Dissociated Cells of Sea Urchin Embryos

    I. Introduction

    II. Methods

    III. Morphology of Reaggregation

    IV. Mechanism of Cell Adhesion

    V. Metabolic Properties of Reaggregating Cells

    VI. Conclusions


    Interacting Genetic Systems in Paramecium

    I. Introduction

    II. Classification of Populations of Paramecium aurelia

    III. Nuclear Events during the Life Cycle of Paramecium

    IV. Structure and Function of the Nuclei of Paramecium

    V. Nuclear Differentiation As a Basis for Clonal Variation

    VI. Genes and Regulation of Their Action

    VII. Determination of Cell Surface Patterns in Paramecium

    VIII. Discussion


    Genome Transcription in Fish Development

    I. Introduction

    II. Timing and Quantitative Variations of Genome Transcription

    III. Qualitative Variations in Genome Transcription

    IV. General Conclusions


    Biosynthesis of Steroid Hormones by the Embryonic Gonads of Vertebrates

    I. Introduction

    II. Biochemical Study of Sexual Steroid Hormone Formation by the Embryonic Gonads

    III. Histochemical Study of the Δ5-3β-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Activity

    IV. Conclusion


    Author Index

    Topical Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215594

About the Editors

M. Abercrombie

Jean Brachet

Thomas J. King

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