Advances in Morphogenesis

Advances in Morphogenesis

Volume 6

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Editors: M. Abercrombie, Jean Brachet
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224565

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 340
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224565

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M. Abercrombie

Jean Brachet

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