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    • Succinct and accessible
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    • Written for undergraduates and invaluable for graduates wishing to brush up

 

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION & GENERAL PRINCIPLES

1 Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Morphogenesis
Cell proliferation: Cell cycle, differentiation, regulation
Cell demise: Apoptosis
Cytoskeleton/Extracellular Matrix/Cell-Matrix interactions
Morphogenesis & Patterning

2 Comparative Gestation
Distinctions of the Early Embryo, Embryonic and Fetal Periods of Gestation
Species Variations Effecting Gestation Length: Companion, Domestic, Wildlife and Laboratory Animals
Reproductive Cycles: Hormones, Estrous, Organs, Seasonal
Fecundity: Survival Strategies, Conception Rates

DIFFERENTIATION OF GERM LAYERS

3. Gametogenesis
Mitosis/Meiosis
Oogenesis
Spermatogenesis
Veterinary Clinical Applications/Cases

4. Fertilization
Acrosome Reaction
Sperm-Zona Pellucida Interactions
Gamete Fusion
Blocks to Polyspermy
Syngamy and Embryo Activation
Veterinary Clinical Applications/Cases

5. Embryo Cleavage and Blastulation
Polarity, Compaction and Cavitation
Embryonic Disc, Primitive Streak and Formation of the Bilaminar Embryo
Veterinary Clinical Applications/Cases

6. Gastrulation, Body Folding and Coelom Formation
Notocord, Neural Tube and Segmentation
Differentiation of Ectoderm, Mesoderm and Endoderm
Body Folding, Coelom Formation and Lung Development
Veterinary Clinical Applications/Cases

7. Development of the Peripheral Nervous System
Spinal Cord and Motor/Sensory Innervation
Somite Development

8. Comparative Placentation
Extraembryonic Membranes: Amnion, Yolk Sac, Allantois, Chorion
Placental Strategies: Choriovitelline, Chorioallantoic
Species Variations
Veterinary Clinical Applications/Cases

SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

9. Development of the Limbs
Limb Bud Formation
Apical Ectodermal Ridge
Development of the Appendicular S

Details

No. of pages:
472
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders Ltd.
eBook ISBN:
9780702042591
eBook ISBN:
9780702059049
Print ISBN:
9780702028991

About the authors

Poul Hyttel

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Basic Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Fred Sinowatz

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Institute of Veterinary Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, LMU Munich, Germany

Morten Vejlsted

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Large Animal Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Keith Betteridge

Affiliations and Expertise

University Professor Emeritus, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada