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.
Introduction Sperms Eggs Further Contributions by the Mother Number of Gametes Fertilization Cleavage and Organization of the Egg Cleavage Geometry Gastrulation Presumptive or Fate Maps The Early Embryology of the Frog Nematodes Polychaetes Molluscs Arthropods Echinoderms Tunicates 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 Glossary Index
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- © Pergamon 1982
- 1st January 1982
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