How does a single cell develop into myriad different specialised cell types, control the organization of these different cells into tissues and organs, and ultimately form an unimaginably complex living organism such as a human? Furthermore, how is it possible for some adult animals, but not others, to regenerate fully functioning limbs?Principles of Development opens up the fascinating field of developmental biology to those wanting to understand the answers to questions such as these. Cutting edge science is explained clearly and succinctly and is richly illustrated with a variety of custom drawn figures, animations, and links to online movies that show development happening in real time.The emphasis throughout the text is always on the key principles of development the underlying processes shared by diverse groups of organisms. This focus on principles provides a framework on which a richer understanding of specific topics can be built. Moreover, extensive pedagogical support is provided, both in the book and online, making this text the complete package for those studying developmental biology.
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1 History and basic concepts2 Development of the Drosophila body plan3 Vertebrate development I: life cycles and experimental techniques4 Vertebrate development II: Xenopus and zebrafish5 Vertebrate development III: chick and mouse—completing the body plan6 Development of nematodes and sea urchins7 Morphogenesis: change in form in the early embryo8 Cell differentiation and stem cells9 Germ cells, fertilization, and sex determination10 Organogenesis11 Development of the nervous system12 Growth, post-embryonic development, and regeneration13 Plant development14 Evolution and developmentGlossaryIndex