Living Embryos

Living Embryos

An Introduction to the Study of Animal Development

3rd Edition - January 1, 1982

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  • Authors: Jack Cohen, Brendan Massey
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483189727

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Living Embryos: An Introduction to the Study of Animal Development covers the growth of an animal embryo, specifically the sequence developmental events of an egg. This book addresses the mammalian embryo as a homograph and demonstrates early vertebrate development mechanisms. Some of the topics covered in the book are the early embryology, development, and growth of the frog, mammals, chick, rabbit, arthropods, polychaetes, nematodes, molluscs, and tunicates. Other chapters deal with the formation of the nervous, muscular, and alimentary systems. These topics are followed by the analysis of the development of fishes. The discussion then shifts to the method of fertilization. The last chapters examine the formation of cleavage, cleavage geometry, embryonic membranes, and organization of the egg. The book can provide useful information to embryologists, biologists, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction



    Further Contributions by the Mother

    Number of Gametes


    Cleavage and Organization of the Egg

    Cleavage Geometry


    Presumptive or Fate Maps

    The Early Embryology of the Frog







    Vertebrate Embryology—Preamble

    Development of Fishes

    Development of the Chick

    Comparisons and Mechanisms in Early Vertebrate Development

    The Sequence of Developmental Events

    Embryonic Membranes

    The Development of Mammals

    The Rabbit

    Early Development of Other Mammals

    Early Human Development

    The Mammalian Embryo as a Homograft

    Development of Organ Systems

    The Heart and Vascular System

    The Alimentary System

    The Nervous System

    The Muscular System

    The Neural Crest

    The Skin

    Sense Organs—Preamble

    The Eye

    The Ear

    The Nasal Organ

    The Endocrine Glands

    The Urinogenital System

    Genes and Development

    Life Cycles

    Embryos and Evolution

    Appendix 1—Sources of Material

    Appendix 2—Methods

    Appendix 3—Further Reading



Product details

  • No. of pages: 186
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1982
  • Published: January 1, 1982
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483189727

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Jack Cohen

Brendan Massey

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