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Maternal Effect Genes in Development - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128152201, 9780128152218

Maternal Effect Genes in Development, Volume 140

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editor: Florence Marlow
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128152201
eBook ISBN: 9780128152218
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 23rd June 2020
Page Count: 448
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Table of Contents

Part I Meiosis and production of the oocyte and egg

1. Post-transcriptional gene regulation regulates germline stem cell to oocyte transition during Drosophila oogenesis

Patrick Blatt, Elliot T. Martin, Shane M. Breznak and Prashanth Rangan

2. Maternal inheritance of centromeres through the germline

Arunika Das, Ben E. Black and Michael A. Lampson

3. Signaling between somatic follicle cells and the germline patterns the egg and embryo of Drosophila

Julie A. Merkle, Julia Wittes and Trudi Schüpbach

4. Organizing the oocyte: RNA localization meets phase separation

Sarah E. Cabral and Kimberly L. Mowry

Part II Fertilization and germline specification

5. Species-specific mechanisms during fertilization

Krista R. Gert and Andrea Pauli

6. The role of the cytoskeleton in germ plasm aggregation and compaction in the zebrafish embryo

Cara E. Moravec and Francisco Pelegri

7. Dead end and Detour: The function of the RNA-binding protein Dnd in posttranscriptional regulation in the germline

Theresa Gross-Thebing and Erez Raz

8. From mother to embryo: A molecular perspective on zygotic genome activation

Edlyn Wu and Nadine L. Vastenhouw

Part III Maternal regulation of embryonic patterning and morphogenesis

9. Maternal regulation of seed growth and patterning in flowering plants

Allison R. Phillips and Matthew M.S. Evans

10. Maternal factors regulating symmetry breaking and dorsal–ventral axis formation in the sea urchin embryo

Maria Dolores Molina and Thierry Lepage

11. Maternal factors regulating preimplantation development in mice

Di Wu and Jurrien Dean

12. The maternal coordinate system: Molecular-genetics of embryonic axis formation and patterning in the zebrafish

Ricardo Fuentes, Benjamin Tajer, Manami Kobayashi, Jose L. Pelliccia, Yvette Langdon, Elliott W. Abrams and Mary C. Mullins

13. Maternal contributions to gastrulation in zebrafish

Lilianna Solnica-Krezel


Current Topics in Developmental Biology series highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters. Each chapter is written by one or more members of an international board of authors.

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 maternal effect genes in development


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


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About the Serial Volume Editor

Florence Marlow

Florence L. Marlow is at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, USA