Animal Metamorphosis, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123859808
  • ISBN-13: 9780123859808
  • DDC: 571.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 456 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This new volume of Current Topics in Developmental Biology covers recent progresses in our understanding of animal metamorphosis. Over a dozen of leading experts reviews studies ranging from morphological, molecular to genetic analyses of metamorphosis in a broad spectrum of animals, including insects, fish. Topics include molecular evolution in metamorphosis, the synthesis and function of hormones in regulating metamorphic timing and rate, regulation and function of nuclear hormone receptors, neuroendocrine control of metamorphosis, tissue specific metamorphic events such as autophagy and stem cell development, and applications of genome-wide analysis technologies for studying metamorphosis.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Series Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Developmental Checkpoints and Feedback Circuits Time Insect Maturation.
2: What Goes up Must Come Down.
3: Hormonal Regulation of Insect Metamorphosis with Special Reference to Juvenile Hormone Biosynthesis.
4: The Role of Autophagy in Drosophila Metamorphosis.
5: Metamorphosis in Teleosts.
6: Flatfish.
7: Neuroendocrinology of Amphibian Metamorphosis.
8: Salamander Paedomorphosis.
9: Metamorphosis in a Frog That Does Not Have a Tadpole.
10: High-Throughput Sequencing Will Metamorphose the Analysis of Thyroid Hormone Receptor Function during Amphibian Development.
11: Establishment of Intestinal Stem Cell Niche during Amphibian Metamorphosis.
12: Developmental Programs and Endocrine Disruption in Frog Metamorphosis: The Perspective from Microarray Analysis.
13: Is Thyroid Hormone Signaling Relevant for Vertebrate Embryogenesis?.
14: Thyroid Hormones and Postembryonic Development in Amniotes.
Other Backmatter.