More Details about Patten's Foundations of Embryology

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PublisherMcGraw Hill
Publish YearJanuary 2014


Updating of techniques used to study embryos. Significant updating on Fertilization, especially in mammals, and the separation of the ferttilization section into a separate chapter(Chp 3). Major updating in the sections on polarity and induction in early amphibion embryos. Updating on cell movements and their control during gastrulation(Chap. 6). Inclusion of much new information on neurulation and somite biology in Chapter 7. Presentation of the basic elements of homebox genes and their roles in level specific control of segmentation(Chap 9). Presentation of the role of myogenic regulatory factors.)Chap. 10). Integration of new Molecular Knowledge into the flow of factors controlling limb development(Chapter 12. Inclusion of major sections on induction of the floor plate, neuromeric segmentation and homebox gene expression in Chap 13. Addition of a new separate chapter on neural crest(Chapter 14). Complete reorganisation of the chapters on development of the head and pharynx, including introductions to molecular correlates of development(chapter 16). Major updates on kidney development and sexual differentiation(Chapter 18). Updating of section on hematopoiesis, as well as molecular controls and neural crest contributions to heart development(chap 19). Reorganization of the Appendix, to eliminate text and to consolidate the drawings of whole mount and sections embryos.