Advances in Morphogenesis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199528, 9781483224558

Advances in Morphogenesis

1st Edition

Volume 5

Editors: M. Abercrombie Jean Brachet
eBook ISBN: 9781483224558
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1966
Page Count: 350
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Advances in Morphogenesis, Volume 5 covers the significant advances in various aspects of morphogenesis. This volume contains six chapters that specifically consider the morphological aspects and model systems of cell growth and development. The opening chapter describes the features and various levels of patterns exhibited by feathers, with emphasis on their application as a model system to delineate morphogenesis in birds. The subsequent chapter examines the evidence concerning the control of cell differentiation organ initiation, and embryo development in organ and tissue culture. A chapter emphasizes the hypertrophic growth control to the liver and kidney. The discussion then shifts to the ultrastructural studies of the amphibian egg and its surrounding layers, which, which have clarified many aspects related to morphogenesis during the critical stages of development prior to fertilization. The final chapters examine the mechanisms for the establishment of specific connections between different sets of neurons. These chapters also look into the certain steps of macromolecular coordination that lead to the formation or transformation of the vitelline membrane, the cortical particles, the fertilization membrane, and the hyaline layer. This book is directed primarily toward developmental biologists.

Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume 5 Feathers and Patterns I. Introduction II. Levels of Pattern III. Perspectives from Experiment IV. Pigmentation—General V. Pigmentation of the Individual Feather VI. Repetition and Register VII. Discussion and Conclusions References The Initiation of Organized Development in Plants I. Introduction II. The Development of Embryonic Structures III. Embryo Culture IV. Plant Cell Culture V. Physiological Isolation as a Basis for the Initiation of Organized Development VI. The Initiation and Differentiation of Vascular Tissues VII. The Initiation of Root, Bud, and Leaf Primordia VIII. The Role of Hormones in the Initiation of Organization References The Stimulus to Hypertrophic Growth I. Introduction II. Theories III. Experimental Methods and Difficulties IV. Hypertrophic Liver Growth V. Compensatory Renal Hypertrophy VI. Conclusion References The Ultrastructure of the Cytoplasm of the Developing Amphibian Egg I. Introduction II. Egg Envelopes III. Cytoplasm IV. Summary References Embryonic Determination of Neural Connections I. Introduction II. Inherent Specificities III. Acquired Specificities IV. Conclusion V. A Final Remark References The Vitelline Membrane and Cortical Particles in Sea Urchin Eggs and Their Function in Maturation and Fertilization I. Vitelline Membrane and Cortical Particles in Oocytes and Mature Unfertilized Sea Urchin Eggs II. Vitelline Membrane and Cortical Particles in the Fertilization Process III. Structural Changes after the Opening of the Cortical Particles IV. Energy Sources and Some Physicochemical Mechanisms in the Cortical Changes V. Concluding Remarks References Author Index Topical Index


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