Determinants of Spatial Organization  - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126129830, 9780323154390

Determinants of Spatial Organization

1st Edition

Editors: Stephen Subtelny
eBook ISBN: 9780323154390
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 358
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Determinants of Spatial Organization documents the proceedings of the 35th symposium of the Society for Developmental Biology in 1978. The symposium brings together a diverse group of investigators who are engaged in the analysis of mechanisms involved in spatial organization.
The contributions made by researchers at the symposium are organized into three parts. Part I on the cytoplasmic localization of determinants includes studies on fine structure of cytoplasmic specializations of the polar lobe of molluscan embryos; the fine structure of the polar granules of Drosophila eggs; and the polarity of rhizoid formation in Fucus. Part II deals with maternal-effect mutants of developmental processes. It includes studies on temperature sensitive maternal effect mutants in the free-living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans; the nature of the control of gene action during development; and deviations from normal development observed in mutant embryos of Drosophila melanogaster. Part III examines pattern formation in developing systems. It includes studies on intracellular patterning in Tetrahymena; developmental properties of nerve-free hydra; and intercellular interactions and pattern formation in filamentous cyanobacteria.

Table of Contents

Contributors and Presiding Chairpersons



I. Cytoplasmic Localization in Early Development

The Ultrastructure and Role of the Polar Lobe in Development of Molluscs

Cytoplasmic Determinants of Tissue Differentiation in the Ascidian Egg

The Multiple Roles which Cell Division Can Play in the Localization of Developmental Potential

The Control of the Polar Deposition of a Sulfated Polysaccharide in Fucus Zygotes

Analysis of a Morphogenetic Determinant in an Insect Embryo (Smittia Spec, Chironomidae, Diptera)

Germ Plasm and Pole Cells of Drosophila

II. Maternal Effect Mutants of Development

Temperature Sensitive Maternal Effect Mutants of Early Development in Caenorhabditis elegans

A Specific Case of Genetic Control of Early Development: the o Maternal Effect Mutation of the Mexican Axolotl

Maternal Effect Mutations that Alter the Spatial Coordinates of the Embryo of Drosophila melanogaster

III. Pattern Formation in Developing Systems

An Analysis of Cell-Surface Patterning in Tetrahymena

Intercellular Interactions and Pattern Formation in Filamentous Cyanobacteria

Development of Hydra Lacking Interstitial and Nerve Cells ("Epithelial Hydra")

Pattern Formation, Growth Control and Cell Interactions in Drosophila Imaginal Discs

Pattern Formation and Compartments in the Tarsus of Drosophila

Subject Index


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