Current Topics in Developmental Biology, Volume 45 surveys the major issues at the forefront of developmental biology. This volume, like others in the serial, is valuable to researchers in the fields of animal and plant development, and to students and other professionals who want an introduction to current topics in cellular and molecular approaches to developmental biology. Chapters on the nervous system, reproductive system, and flowering introduce new models and concepts for understanding these processes.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Includes development of the nervous and reproductive systems * Covers flowering in plants * Highlights the roles of homeobox-related transcription factors and growth factors in axis and organ development


Graduate students and researchers in developmental, cell, and neurobiology, as well as genetics, molecular biology, and plant science.

Table of Contents

P.W. Becraft, Development of the Leaf Epidermis. G. Giudice, Genes and Their Products in Sea Urchin Development. A. Camus and P.P.L. Tam, The Organizer of the Gastrulating Mouse Embryo. J.L. Bowman, S.F. Baum, Y. Eshed, J. Putterill, and J. Alvarez, Molecular Genetics of Gynoecium Development in Arabidopsis. B. Scheres and R. Heidstra, Digging Out Roots: Pattern Formation, Cell Division, and Morphogenesis in Plants. Index. Contents of Previous Volumes.


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About the serial-volume-editors

Roger Pedersen

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Gerald Schatten

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, U.S.A.