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Advances in Morphogenesis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120286102, 9781483215617

Advances in Morphogenesis

1st Edition

Volume 10

Editors: M. Abercrombie Jean Brachet Thomas J. King
eBook ISBN: 9781483215617
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1973
Page Count: 336
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Advances in Morphogenesis, Volume 10, provides an overview of the state of knowledge in morphogenesis. The book contains six chapters and opens with a discussion of the "organization center" of the amphibian embryo. This is followed by separate chapters on physiological gradients in development; molecular embryology of the sea urchin, mollusks, and other invertebrates; and changes in DNA, RNA, and protein during successive phases of embryonic development in vertebrates. Subsequent chapters deal with the control of growth in the filamentous prothalli and the causal factors promoting the transition to the two-dimensional gametophyte; and the development, inheritance, and origin of the plastid in Euglena.

Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume 10

The "Organization Center" of the Amphibian Embryo: Its Origin, Spatial Organization, and Morphogenetic Action

I. Justification

II. The Discovery of the "Organization Center," and a Description of Its Main Properties

III. The State of Determination and Capacity for Differentiation of the Various Regions of the Early Gastrula

IV. The Induction of the Mesoderm

V. The Origin of the Regional Organization of the Mesoderm; Its Dorsoventral and Craniocaudal Polarity

VI. Concluding Remarks


Physiological Gradients in Development—A Possible Role for Messenger Ribonucleoprotein

I. Introduction

II. Gradients and Determination in Early Embryos

III. Some Other Gradient Systems in Development

IV. Some Further Possible Analogies with Embryonic Animalizations

V. Discussion

VI. Summary



Molecular Embryology of Invertebrates

I. Introduction

II. Molecular Embryology of the Sea Urchin

III. Molecular Embryology of Other Invertebrates

IV. Molluscs



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Biochemical Aspects of Early Differentiation in Vertebrates

I. Introduction: The Problems in Analyzing Differentiation

II. Differentiation in Early Embryonic Cells

III. Primary Tissue Interactions

IV. Protein and Nucleic Acid Changes during Organogenesis: Comparative Studies

V. Biochemical and Functional Differentiation in Individual Organ Systems

VI. Conclusions


Photomorphogenesis and Nucleic Acid Metabolism in Fern Gametophytes

I. Introduction

II. Normal Growth of the Gametophyte

III. Growth of Filamentous Prothalli

IV. Transition of Filamentous Prothalli to Biplanar Gametophytes

V. Protein and Nucleic Acid Metabolism in the Induction of Biplanar Growth

VI. Hypothetical Control Mechanisms


The Development, Inheritance, and Origin of the Plastid in Euglena

I. Introduction

II. The Development of the Proplastid into the Chloroplast in Euglena

III. How Did the Plastid Originate?

IV. Conclusions


Author Index

Topical Index


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About the Editors

M. Abercrombie

Jean Brachet

Thomas J. King

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