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Laboratory Exercises in Developmental Biology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121983901, 9780323137775

Laboratory Exercises in Developmental Biology

1st Edition

Author: Yolanda Cruz
eBook ISBN: 9780323137775
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd June 1993
Page Count: 241
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This intensive manual provides students with valuable information and insights into animal development at the organismal, cellular, and subcellular levels. The book uses both descriptive and investigative approaches that emphasize techniques, key experiments, and data analysis.

Key Features

  • Provides a broad introductory view of developmental systems
  • Teaches both classical embryology and modern experimental approaches
  • Contains seventeen laboratory exercises, written in step-by-step style
  • Organized with additional notes to students and preparators
  • Lists questions and references for each exercise
  • Special chapters give introductions to the scientific process, use of the microscope, and the writing of scientific papers
  • Illustrated with detailed line drawings


Students and researchers in developmental biology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as professors and instructors of developmental biology courses.

Table of Contents

Exercise 1-Fertilization in the Sea Urchin.
Exercise 2-Early Development in the Sea Urchin and Starfish.
Exercise 3-Early Development in the Frog: To Neurulation.
Exercise 4-Early Development in the Frog: To 10 Millimeters.
Exercise 5-Preventing Axis Formation in Amphibians with Ultraviolet Irradiation.
Exercise 6-Early Chick Development: To 48 Hours.
Exercise 7-Early Chick Development: To 96 Hours.
Exercise 8-Chick Development in a Windowed Egg.
Exercise 9-Ethyl Alcohol, Caffeine, and Chick Development.
Exercise 10-Totipotency of the Unincubated Chick Blastoderm.
Exercise 11-Cardia Bifida in the Chick.
Exercise 12-Tadpoles and Thyroxine.
Exercise 13-Blastomere Totipotency in the Two-Cell Mouse Embryo.
Exercise 14-Alizarin Staining. Exercise 15-Drosophila Polytene Chromosomes.
Exercise 16-Induction of Chromosome Puffing with Heat Shock.
Exercise 17-Drosophila Imaginal Discs and Ecdysone.


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3rd June 1993
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About the Author

Yolanda Cruz

Affiliations and Expertise

Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, USA


"It is well-written in a friendly, often humorous style that should appeal to undergraduates. There are lots of helpful hints to aid students in the difficult tasks of learning their way around the embryo and making experiments work."
Gerald M Kidder, University of Western Ontario.

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