Mechanisms of Morphogenesis, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124157572
  • ISBN-13: 9780124157576
  • DDC: 571.833
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 414 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Morphogenesis is the set of processes that generate shape and form in the embryo--an important area within developmental biology. An exciting and up-to-the-minute account of the very latest research into the factors that create biological form, Mechanisms of Morphogenesis, second edition is a text reference on the mechanisms of cell and tissue morphogenesis in a diverse array of organisms, including prokaryotes, animals, plants and fungi. By combining hard data with computer modeling, Mechanisms of Morphogenesis, second edition equips readers with a much broader understanding of the scope of modern research than is otherwise available. The book focuses on the ways in which the genetic program is translated to generate cell shape, to direct cell migration, and to produce the shape, form and rates of growth of the various tissues.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Front Matter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
A Note on References.
1: Introductory Section.
2: Introduction:The Aims and Structure of This Book.
3: Key Principles of Morphogenesis.
4: The Power and Limitations of Self-Assembly.
5: Cell Shape and Cell Morphogenesis.
6: Morphogenesis of Individual Cells:A Brief Overview.
7: Animal Cell Shape:The Importance of the Cytoskeleton.
8: Cellular Morphogenesis in Plants.
9: Cell Migration.
10: Cell Migration in Development:A Brief Overview.
11: The Nano-Machinery of Locomotion.
12: Guidance by Chemotaxis.
13: Guidance by Galvanotaxis.
14: Guidance by Contact.
15: Waypoint Navigation in the Embryo.
16: Cooperative Migration of Mesenchymal Cells.
17: Condensation of Cells.
18: Epithelial Morphogenesis.
19: The Epithelial State:a Brief Overview.
20: Neighbour Exchange and Convergent Extension.
21: Closure of Holes.
22: Invagination and Evagination: The Making and Shaping of Folds and Tubes.
23: Epithelial Fusion.
24: Epithelial Branching.
25: Boundaries to Epithelial Movement.
26: Morphogenesis by Cell Proliferation and Death.
27: Growth, Proliferation and Death: A Brief Overview.
28: Morphogenesis by Orientated Cell Division.
29: Morphogenesis by Elective Cell Death.
30: Modelling Morphogenesis.
31: Modelling Morphogenesis:A Brief Overview.
32: Mechanical and Mathematical Models of Morphogenesis.
33: Modelling Using Living Cells:Tissue Engineering and Synthetic Morphology.
34: Conclusion and Perspectives.
35: Conclusions and Perspectives.