Table of Contents

Dedication

Preface

A Note on References

SECTION I: Introductory Section

Chapter 1. Introduction: The Aims and Structure of This Book

Reference List

Chapter 2. Key Principles of Morphogenesis

The Idea of ‘Mechanism’

Emergence

Emergence, Trap-Door Processes and the Dangers of Post-Hoc Reasoning

Feedback, Self-Assembly and Adaptive Self-Organization

Reference List

Chapter 3. The Power and Limitations of Self-Assembly

Introduction to Self-Assembly

Self-Assembly of Bilayered Membranes

One-Dimensional Self-Assembly: Actin

One-Dimensional Self-Assembly: Collagen

Three-Dimensional Self-Assembly: Simple Viruses

Quality Control in Self-Assembling Structures

Limitations to Self-Assembly

Reference List

SECTION II: Cell Shape and Cell Morphogenesis

Chapter 4. Morphogenesis of Individual Cells: A Brief Overview

Flattening and Elongation of Cells

Production of Cell Processes

Cell Fusions

Cell Cavitation

Changes in Cell Shape can Directly Drive Morphogenesis of Tissues

Reference List

Chapter 5. Animal Cell Shape: The Importance of the Cytoskeleton

Tensegrity

Building and Placement of Tensile Microfilaments

Adaptive Self-Organization of the Microfilament Tension System

Assembly of the Microtubule System

Formation of Special Structures: Actin-Based Cell Protrusions

Reference List

Chapter 6. Cellular Morphogenesis in Plants

Diffuse Cell Elongation in Plants

Focused Cell Growth: Root Hairs, Pollen Tubes and Trichomes

Reference List

SECTION III: Cell Migration

Chapter 7. Cell Migration in Development: A Brief Overview

Morphogenesis by Coalescence of Dispersed Cells

Translocation of Groups of Cells from One Place to Anot

Details

No. of pages:
414
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780124157576
Print ISBN:
9780123910622