Advances in Morphogenesis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199535, 9781483224565

Advances in Morphogenesis

1st Edition

Volume 6

Editors: M. Abercrombie Jean Brachet
eBook ISBN: 9781483224565
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 340
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Advances in Morphogenesis, Volume 6 considers the significant advances in various aspects of morphogenesis. This volume is composed of seven chapters that specifically cover the biological, morphological, and embryological aspects of cell growth and development. The opening chapter deals with the classification, progression, genetic aspects, and experimental induction of teratomas. The next chapter focuses on insect morphogenesis, its formation of surface patterns, the gradient organization of the epidermis, and the three-dimensional patterns resulting from cycles of activity in time. A chapter discusses the factors that control the initiation of hemoglobin synthesis, with a particular emphasis on studies of the chick and amphibian embryo. These topics are followed by surveys on heteroblastic development in vascular plants, the ultrastructure of the nucleus, and the experimental alterations of the developmental cytogenetic mechanisms. The final chapter examines the epigenetic aspect of developments in sexual organogenesis. This book is directed primarily toward developmental biologists.

Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume 6

The Biology of Teratomas

I. Introduction

II. Classification

III. Distribution

IV. Compositio n

V. Nature of the Stem Cell

VI. Progression

VII. Cell of Origin

VIII. Extragonadal Teratomas

IX. Pathogenesis

X. Genetic and Environmental Influences on Teratocarcinogenesis

XI. Sex of Teratomas

XII. Embryoid Bodies

XIII. Experimental Induction of Teratomas

XIV. Plant Teratomas

XV. Summary


The Development of Patterns in the Integument of Insects

I. Introduction

II. Problems in Pattern Formation


The Control of Embryonic Hemoglobin Synthesis

I. Introduction

II. Formation of Hemoglobin

III. Embryology of Hemoglobin Formation

IV. Control of Embryonic Hemoglobin Formation

V. Conclusions


Heteroblastic Development in Vascular Plants

I. Introduction

II. Morphological Characteristics

III. Interpretations and Experimental Studies

IV. Conclusions


The Ultrastructure of the Nucleus of the Developing Amphibian Egg

I. Introduction

II. Nuclear Envelope

III. Nuclear Development

IV. Lampbrush Chromosomes

V. Nucleoli

VI. Discussion

VII. Summary


Experimental Alterations of the Developmental Cytogenetic Mechanisms in Mulberry Silkworms: Artificial Parthenogenesis, Polyploidy, Gynogenesis, and Androgenesis

I. Introduction and Brief Historical Survey

II. Normal Cytogenetic Mechanism of Gametogenesis and Early Development of the Silkworm

III. Alterations of Developmental Cytogenetic Mechanisms in the Unfertilized Egg

IV. Parthenogenesis and Hybridization

V. Parthenogenesis and Polyploidy

VI. Alterations of the Cytogenetic Mechanism of Maturation and Fertilization in the Just-Inseminated Egg

VII. In Place of a Conclusion


Developments in Sexual Organogenesis

I. Introduction

II. Epigenetic Controls during Sexual Differentiation in the Invertebrates

III. Epigenetic Factors in Sexual Organogenesis in Vertebrates

IV. General Conclusions


Author Index

Subject Index


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