Series: Advances in Developmental Biology

Basic research in developmental biology has undergone nothing short of a revolution during the past decade. Tremendous growth of the subject and pool of practitioners is reflected in an ever increasing number of relevant professional journals. As a result of this literature explosion, it has become increasingly difficult to keep up with all new advances in, and to synthesize an up-to-date overview of, the field.
This series from Elsevier represents an attempt to consider timely issues in developmental biology research. It provides annual reviews of selected topics, written from the perspectives of leading investigators in the field of development. Each review draws heavily from the author's own research contributions and perspective and provides a valuable summary of the subject for the reader.

Book Series: Cardiovascular Development

Most recent volume


Volume 18. Cardiovascular Development

Published: 9th October 2007 Series Volume Editor: Rolf Bodmer
In 1993, Rolf Bodmer described a gene he named tinman that was required for the formation of the dorsal aorta of the fly. Flies without a functional tinman gene had no heart. Quickly, mammalian counterparts of the tinman gene were identified and found to be expressed by early cardiomyogenic precursors and by cardiomyocytes throughout heart development. Since then, significant progress has been made in the understanding of molecular and genetic determinants of heart formation. An ever growing number of genes have been identified that are required for cardiogenesis, as evidenced by severe abnormalities in cardiac development produced by inactivation in the mouse or inhibition of gene function in other model organisms. Cardiovascular Development covers some of the latest research in the study of heart formation. Volume Editor Rolf Bodmer has assembled a world-class list of contributors whose research uses a variety of animal models and whose findings are certain to enhance our understanding of this exciting field.

Additional volumes


Volume 17. Wnt Signaling in Embryonic Development

Published: 4th January 2007 Editor: Sergei Sokol

Volume 16. Nuclear Receptors in Development

Published: 7th November 2006 Series Volume Editor: Reshma Taneja

Volume 15. Extracellular Matrix in Development and Disease

Published: 18th November 2005

Volume 14. Planar Cell Polarization during Development

Published: 12th July 2005

Volume 13. Murine Homeobox Gene Control of Embryonic Patterning and Organogenesis

Published: 3rd December 2003 Editor: Thomas Lufkin

Volume 12. Gene Expression at the Beginning of Animal Development

Published: 30th September 2002 Editor: M.L. DePamphilis

Volume 11. Stem Cells and Cell Signalling in Skeletal Myogenesis

Published: 8th February 2002 Editor: D.A. Sassoon

Volume 5b. Advances in Developmental Biochemistry

Published: 1st April 1999 Editor: Paul Wassarman

Volume 5a. Advances in Developmental Biology

Published: 21st October 1997 Editor: Paul Wassarman

Volume 4b. Advances in Developmental Biochemistry

Published: 25th June 1996 Editor: Paul Wassarman

Volume 4a. Advances in Developmental Biology

Published: 25th June 1996 Editor: Paul Wassarman

Volume 3b. Advances in Developmental Biochemistry

Published: 5th April 1995 Editor: Paul Wassarman

Volume 3a. Advances in Developmental Biology

Published: 1st December 1994 Editor: Paul Wassarman

Volume 2b. Advances in Developmental Biochemistry

Published: 1st August 1993 Editor: Paul Wassarman

Volume 2a. Advances in Developmental Biology

Published: 1st June 1993 Editor: Paul Wassarman

Volume 1a. Advances in Developmental Biology

Published: 1st January 1992 Editor: Paul Wassarman