Current Topics in Developmental Biology provides a comprehensive survey of the major topics in the field of developmental biology. The volumes are valuable to researchers in animal and plant development, as well as to students and professionals who want an introduction to cellular and molecular mechanisms of development. The series has recently passed its 30-year mark, making it the longest-running forum for contemporary issues in developmental biology.

Key Features

* Includes information on the Zebrafish genetics and formation of embryonic vasculature * Offers an analysis of muscle stem cells * Provides data on diseases in the Drosophila fly * Selection of 9 tables and 10 color figures


Developmental biologists, cell biologists, genetics researchers, molecular biologists, and plant and animal biologists

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Choroid Plexus-Cerebrospinal Fluid System: From Development to Aging Zoran B. Redzic, Jane E. Preston, John A. Duncan, Adam Chodobski, Joanna Szmydynger-Chodobska Chapter 2 Zebrafish Genetics and Formation of Embryonic Vasculature Tao P. Zhong Chapter 3 Leaf Senescence: Signals, Execution, and Regulation Yongfeng Guo, Susheng Gan Chapter 4 Muscle Stem Cells and Regenerative Myogenesis Iain W. McKinnell, Gianni Parise, Micahel A. Rudnicki Chapter 5 Gene Regulation in Spermatogenesis James A. MacLean II, Miles Wilkinson Chapter 6 Modeling Age-Related Diseases in Drosophila: Can this Fly? Kinga Michno, Diana van de Hoef, Hong Wu, Gabrielle L. Boulianne Chapter 7 Cell Death and Organ Development in Plants Hilary J. Rogers Chapter 8 The blood-testis barrier: Its biology, regulation and physiological role in spermatogenesis Ching-Hang Wong, C. Yan Cheng Chapter 9 Angiogenic factors in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia Hai-Tao Yuan, David Haig, S. Ananth Karumanchi


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