Gastrulation: From Embryonic Pattern to Form

Gastrulation: From Embryonic Pattern to Form

1st Edition - January 18, 2020

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  • Editor: Lilianna Solnica-Krezel
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128127988
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128127995

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Gastrulation: From Embryonic Pattern to Form Volume 136 in the Current Topics in Developmental Biology series highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on D. melanogaster, Zebrafish, Chick, Mouse and Human, C. elegans, D. melanogaster Internalization, Sea urchin, Ascidians, Xenopus Internalization, Xenopus Convergent Extension, Zebrafish Epiboly, Zebrafish Internalization, Zebrafish Convergence and Extension, Chick Primitive streak formation and mesendoderm internalization, Octavian Voiculescu, Mouse Primitive streak formation and internalization, Mouse Definitive endoderm morphogenesis, Conservation of movements, and more.

Key Features

  • Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors
  • Presents the latest release in the Current Topics in Developmental Biology series
  • Includes the latest information on gastrulation from embryonic pattern to form


Clinicians in the fields of endocrinology, rheumatology, orthopedics, pediatrics and dentistry; basic scientists in anatomy, cell and developmental biology; students and postdoctoral fellows who would like to enter these fields and make further discoveries as well as improve the treatment of major bone-related disorders

Table of Contents

  • 1. Setting up for gastrulation: D. melanogaster
    Angelike Stathopoulos and Susan Newcomb
    2. Setting up for gastrulation in zebrafish
    Florence L. Marlow
    3. Signaling events regulating embryonic polarity and formation of the primitive streak in the chick embryo
    Ana Raffaelli and Claudio D. Stern
    4. Comparative analysis of human and mouse development: From zygote to pre-gastrulation
    Matteo A. Molè, Antonia Weberling and Magdalena M. Zernicka-Goetz
    5. The cellular and molecular mechanisms that establish the mechanics of Drosophila gastrulation
    Clint S. Ko and Adam C. Martin
    6. Cellular, molecular, and biomechanical control of epithelial intercalation in Drosophila
    Adam C. Pare and Jennifer A. Zallen
    7. Gastrulation in the sea urchin
    David R. McClay, Jacob Warner, Megan Martik, Esther Miranda and Leslie Slota
    8. Tunicate gastrulation
    Konner M. Winkley, Matthew J. Kourakis, Anthony W. DeTomaso, Michael T. Veeman and William C. Smith
    9. Mesoderm and endoderm internalization in the Xenopus gastrula
    Rudolf Winklbauer
    10. Convergent extension in the amphibian, Xenopus laevis
    Ray Keller and Ann Sutherland
    11. Mechanisms of zebrafish epiboly: A current view
    Ashley E. E. Bruce and Carl Philipp Heisenberg
    12. Zebrafish gastrulation: Putting fate in motion
    Diana Pinheiro and Carl-Philipp Heisenberg
    13. Cellular and molecular mechanisms of convergence and extension in zebrafish
    Margot L.K. Williams and Lilianna Solnica-Krezel
    14. Movements of chick gastrulation
    Octavian Voiculescu
    15. Guts and gastrulation: Emergence and convergence of endoderm in the mouse embryo
    Sonja Nowotschin and Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis

Product details

  • No. of pages: 478
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: January 18, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128127988
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128127995

About the Serial Volume Editor

Lilianna Solnica-Krezel

Lila Solnica-Krezel, Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor and Head, Washington University School of Medicine, USA

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Washington University School of Medicine, USA

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