The Analysis of Molluscan Development

2nd Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Author: Chr. P. Raven
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483226811

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International Series of Monographs on Pure and Applied Biology, Volume 2: Morphogenesis: The Analysis of Molluscan Development describes the various stages in molluscan morphogenesis. This book emerged from a series of lectures given for advanced biology students of the University of Utrecht. This book is composed of eight chapters and begins with a survey of the chemical processes going on in the egg cells during growth and vitellogenesis. The succeeding chapter considers the external factors affecting molluscan egg maturation and fertilization. Other chapters are devoted to other morphogenetic processes molluscan egg, including cell cleavage, gastrulation, germ layer formation, embryogenesis, and organogenesis. A chapter outlines the principal traits of molluscan development, as they emerge from the causal analysis developed in previous chapters. The concluding chapter discusses the further contributions to molluscan development. This book is of value to advanced biology teachers and students.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Addition to Preface

    Chapter I. Oogenesis

    1. The Ripe Egg

    2. Oogenesis

    3. The Behavior of Various Cell Components during Oogenesis

    a. The Nucleus

    b. The Nucleolus

    c. The Golgi Apparatus

    d. The Mitochondria

    4. Vitellogenesis

    a. Proteid Yolk

    b. Fatty Yolk

    5. Cytochemistry of Oogenesis

    a. Glycogen

    b. Desoxyribonucleic Acid

    c. Ribonucleic Acid

    d. Sulphydryl Compounds

    e. Tyrosine

    f. Arginine

    g. Tryptophanc

    h. Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

    i. Alkaline Phosphatase

    j . Benzidine Peroxidase

    k. Indophenol Oxidase

    l. Iron

    m. Pigment

    6. Conclusion

    Chapter II. Maturation and Fertilization

    A. Descriptive Part

    1. The Time Relations between Maturation and Fertilization

    2. Maturation

    3. Fertilization

    4. Cytoplasmic Activities

    5. The Behavior of Various Cytoplasmic Inclusions during Maturation and Fertilization

    6. Cytochemistry

    7. Physicochemical Properties of the Egg System

    8. Some Data on Metabolism

    B. Causal Analysis

    1. Maturation

    2. Fertilization

    3. Parthenogenesis

    4. The Normal Sequence of the Processes of Maturation and Fertilization

    5. Ooplasmic Segregation

    Chapter III. Cleavage

    A. Descriptive Part

    1. Spiral Cleavage

    2. Variations in Cleavage

    3. Cell-Lineage

    4. Changes in Shape of the Cleavage Cells

    5. The Cleavage Cavity

    6. Nuclear Phenomena

    7. Segregation of Cytoplasmic Substances

    8. The Behavior of Various Cytoplasmic Inclusions during Cleavage

    9. Cytochemistry

    10. Physicochemical Properties

    11. Differential Susceptibility

    12. Some Data on Metabolism

    B. Causal Analysis

    1. Polarity and Symmetry in Cleavage

    2. The Determination of Cleavage Pattern

    3. Cleavage of Isolated Blastomeres

    4. The Polar Lobe

    5. Normal and Reversed Cleavage

    6. The Shape and Coherence of the Blastomeres

    7. Differentiation without Cleavage

    8. Chemodifferentiation

    Chapter IV. Gastrulation and Formation of Germ Layers

    A. Descriptive Part

    1. The Blastula

    2. Gastrulation

    3. The Blastopore

    4. The Ectoderm

    5. The Endoderm

    6. The Mesoderm

    7. The Larval Mesenchyme

    8. Cytoplasmic Differentiation

    9. Cytoplasmic Inclusions

    10. Cytochemistry

    B. Causal Analysis

    1. Gastrulation and Formation of Mesoderm after Operative Removal of a Part of the Germ

    2. Exogastrulation

    Chapter V. Embryogenesis

    A. Descriptive Part

    1. The Development of the General Body Plan

    2. Prototroch and Velum

    3. The Pretrochal Region

    4. The Posttrochal Region

    5. The Internal Organs

    6. Asymmetry in Gastropods

    7. Embryogenesis in Cephalopods

    B. Causal Analysis

    1. Mosaic Development

    2. Germinal Localizations

    3. The Cortical Field

    4. Induction

    Chapter VI. Organogenesis

    1. Skin

    2. Pedal Glands

    3. Shell

    4. Mantle Cavity and Lung

    5. Gills

    6. Labial Vela

    7. Nervous System

    8. Eyes

    9. Statocysts

    10. Olfactory Organs

    11. Integumental Sense Organs

    12. Tentacles

    13. Foregut

    14. Midgut and Hindgut

    15. Musculature

    16. Vascular System

    17. Kidney

    18. Reproductive Organs

    Chapter VII. Conclusions

    Chapter VIII. Further Contributions to Molluscan Development in the Years 1956-64

    1. Oogenesis

    2. Maturation and Fertilization

    3. Cleavage

    4. Gastrulation

    5. Embryogenesis

    6. Organogenesis

    7. Conclusions


    References 1956-1964

    Author Index

    Taxonomic Index

    Subject Index

    Other Titles in the Series

Product details

  • No. of pages: 380
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483226811

About the Author

Chr. P. Raven

About the Editors

J. E. Harris

E. W. Yemm

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