Description

This new volume of Current Topics in Developmental Biology covers developmental timing, with contributions from an international board of authors. The chapters provide a comprehensive set of reviews covering such topics as the timing of developmental programs in Drosophila, temporal patterning of neural progenitors, and environmental modulation of developmental timing.

Key Features

  • Covers the area of developmental timing
  • International board of authors
  • Provides a comprehensive set of reviews covering such topics as the timing of developmental programs in Drosophila, temporal patterning of neural progenitors, and environmental modulation of developmental timing

Readership

Researchers in cell, developmental, and molecular biology; genetics.

Table of Contents

Series Page

Contributors

Preface

Chapter One. How Clocks and Hormones Act in Concert to Control the Timing of Insect Development

1 General Considerations: The Problem of Time in Development

2 Evidence for Mechanisms Controlling the Timing of Developmental Events

3 Developmental Timing in Insects is Under Hormonal Control

4 Circadian Control and Developmental Transitions

5 Circadian Core Clock in Flies

6 Evidence of a Clock in the Insect Prothoracic Glands

7 Circadian Oscillations of EcR

8 Oscillations in the Prothoracic Gland: Input from the Brain

9 The Timing of CCAP Neuronal Differentiation is Ecdysone-Controlled

10 JHs and Developmental Timing

11 Outlook

References

Chapter Two. Nutrient Signaling and Developmental Timing of Maturation

1 Introduction

2 Interplay Between Nutrients, Systemic Growth, and Developmental Transitions

3 A Nutritional Checkpoint Based on Crosstalk Between Different Tissues

4 Fine-Tuning Systemic Insulin Signaling

5 A Developmental Checkpoint Couples Organ Growth and Tissue Regeneration to Timing

6 Conclusions and Perspectives

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Three. Temporal Patterning of Neural Progenitors in Drosophila

1 Introduction

2 Sequentially Expressed Transcription Factors in NBs Control Birth-Order-Dependent Neuron Fates

3 How are Temporal Transitions in NBs Controlled?

4 Relationship Between Temporal Sequence and NB Competence

5 Feedforward Loops Downstream of the Temporal Sequence Control Neuron Fates

6 Progression of the TF Sequence Required for the End of Neurogenesis

7 Integration of Temporal and Spatial Information Determines Lineages

8 Integration of Temporal Identity with Binary Fate Choice

9 Conclusions and Future Questions

Referen

Details

No. of pages:
360
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123972750
Print ISBN:
9780123969682

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