Developmental Regulation

Developmental Regulation

Aspects of Cell Differentiation

1st Edition - January 1, 1973

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  • Editor: Stuart Coward
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158022

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Developmental Regulation: Aspects of Cell Differentiation draws together some studies which are directed toward the orderly changes in cell phenotypes that are understood to be developmental in nature. Organized into nine chapters, the book begins with a concise overview of the studies on molecular synthesis during early development. It then addresses the developmental regulation in cotton seed embryogenesis and germination; relation of hormonal regulation to the possible control of RNA and protein biosynthesis; transitions in differentiation by the cellular slime molds; and interrelationships of genes, enzymes, structures, and phenotypes in morphogenesis. It also explains the colony differentiation in green algae; cytology of developing vertebrate skeletal muscle; some comparative aspects of cardiac and skeletal myogenesis; and differentiation of cartilage in the limb.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    I . RNA and Protein Synthesis during Early Animal Embryogenesis

    I. Introduction

    II. Synthesis of RNA

    III. Protein Synthesis


    2. Developmental Regulation in Cotton Seed Embryogenesis and Germination

    I. Introduction

    II. Cotton Cotyledons as a Developmental System

    III. Nucleic Acid Levels during Cotyledon Development

    IV. Isoaccepting tRNA Species in Cotyledon Development

    V. Transcription without Translation in Embryogenesis

    VI. Induction of Transcription in Embryogenesis

    VII. Discussion and Prospect


    3. Plant Hormones and Developmental Regulation: Role of Transcription and Translation

    I. Introduction

    II. The Influence of Hormones on in Vivo RNA Synthesis

    III. RNA and Protein Synthesis and the Expression of Hormone Action

    IV. The Occurrence of Cytokinins in Transfer RNA

    V. Hormone-Modified RNA Synthesis by Isolated Nuclei and Chromatin

    VI. Possible Model Systems for Developmental Regulation at the Level of Transcription

    VII. Summary

    Supplementary Readings


    4. Transitions in Differentiation by the Cellular Slime Molds

    I. Introduction

    II. Variability among the Myxamoebae

    III. Pseudoplasmodium Formation

    IV. The Migrating Pseudoplasmodium

    V. Cell Association and Differentiation

    VI. Summary


    5. Metabolism, Cell Walls, and Morphogenesis

    I. General Morphogenesis

    II. Possible Approaches to Answers

    III. The Cellular Morphogenesis of Certain Microorganisms

    IV. Specific Experimental Information about Neurospora Morphogenesis

    V. Outlook

    VI. Summary


    6. Colony Differentiation in Green Algae

    I. Introduction

    II. Chlamydomonas -and Gonium

    III. Pandorina, Eudorina, and Pleodorina

    IV Volvox


    7. Myogenesis: Differentiation of Skeletal Muscle Fibers

    I. Introduction

    II. Structure of the Myoblast

    III. Formation of the Multinucleated Myotube

    IV. Synthesis of Myofilaments

    V. Differentiation of the Myofiber

    VI. Innervation of the Myofiber


    8. Some Comparative Aspects of Cardiac and Skeletal Myogenesis

    I. Introduction

    II. Embryonic Origin of Skeletal Muscle

    III. Embryonic Origin of Cardiac Muscle

    IV. Fibril Formation and Mitosis during Myogenesis

    V. Other Cell Functions during Myogenesis

    VI. Conclusion and Summary


    9. Chondrogenesis

    I. Description of Cartilage Differentiation

    II. Control of Cartilage Differentiation


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 278
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: January 1, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158022

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Stuart Coward

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