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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.
Electronic ISBN:
9780702059049
Electronic ISBN:
9780702042591
Print ISBN:
9780702028991

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