Dynamics of Development: Experiments and Inferences

Dynamics of Development: Experiments and Inferences

Selected Papers on Developmental Biology

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Author: Paul A. Weiss
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270609

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Dynamics of Development: Experiments and Inferences provides an understanding of the dynamic order of living systems. This book presents a methodical approach to the unrestricted exploration of all the aspects that a living system offers, which is evaluated logically through experiment and inference. Organized into five parts encompassing 24 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the adaptive features of the nervous system. This text then examines the molecular control of cellular activity. Other chapters focus on resolving the fragments of the chemical endowment of the cell. This book discusses as well the mechanisms of respiration and photosynthesis, which have been connected with arrays of macromolecular complexes in definite sequential order. The final chapter deals with the fundamental principle of neural intercommunication. This book is a valuable resource for biochemists, biologists, zoologists, neurophysiologists, and scientists. Students and research workers interested in the dynamic order of living systems will also find this book useful.

Table of Contents

  • Preface I

    Preface II


    I. On Basic Principles

    1. The Biological Basis of Adaptation

    2. From Cell to Molecule

    3. Structure as the Coordinating Principle in the Life of a Cell

    4. The Cell as Unit

    II. On Differentiation

    5. The Problem of Cellular Differentiation

    6. Some Introductory Remarks on the Cellular Basis of Differentiation

    7. The Problem of Cell Individuality in Development

    8. Differential Growth

    9. Summarizing Remarks

    III. On Growth and Aging

    10. What is Growth?

    11. The Problem of Specificity in Growth and Development

    12. Specificity in Growth Control

    13. Deterioration in Cells

    14. Aging: A Corollary of Development

    IV. On Form and Formative Processes

    15. Cell Contact

    16. Cellular Dynamics

    17. Interaction between Cells

    18. Functional Adaptation and the Role of Ground Substances in Development

    19. Guiding Principles in Cell Locomotion and Cell Aggregation

    20. Summary Comments at the Conclusion of the Symposium on the Biochemical and Structural Basis of Morphogenesis

    V. On the Dynamics of the Nervous System

    21. Nerve Patterns: The Mechanics of Nerve Growth

    22. Self-Differentiation of the Basic Patterns of Coordination

    23. Neuronal Dynamics

    24. Modifiability of the Neuron

    Topical Index

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  • No. of pages: 638
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270609

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Paul A. Weiss

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