Developmental Biology of the Axolotl

Developmental Biology of the Axolotl

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The axolotl, or Mexican salamander, is used in a wide range of biological research, from the study of the regulation of gene expression to pattern formation, neurobiology, and regeneration. This volume offers a short yet comprehensive survey of basic developmental research utilizing the animal, along with practical information for rearing and maintaining the axolotl in a laboratory environment. The book will serve as a useful reference for developmental biologists.show more

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  • Hardback | 331 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 816.46g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 110 half-tones and line illustrations
  • 0195050738
  • 9780195050738

Table of contents

Part 1 Scientific and natural history: discovery of the axolotl and its early history in biological research, Hobart Smith; natural history of the axolotl and its relationship to the salamander, Ronald Brandon. Part 2 Developmental biology: oogenesis, Jean-Claude Beetschen and Jean Gautier; spermatogenesis, John Armstrong; regulation of gene expression during early development, Jaques Signoret; regional specification in early development, Jonathan Slack; neurulation, Richard Gordon and Wayne Bordland; morphogenetic waves during elongation, John Armstrong; neural crest cell migration, Jan Lofberg et al; developmental genetics, George Malacinski; cell lethal genes, Anton Neff; pigmentation and colour variants, Sally Frost; the gene e (eyeless) - its effects on embryonic development, Robert Cuny and George Malacinski; growth control in limb regeneration, Ken Muneoka et al; neurobiology, William Harris; the amazing mauthner cell, Pat Model; the lateral line system, Michael Lannoo; metamorphosis, E.R.Kunh and G.F.M.Jacobs. Part 3 Practical information on working with axolotls: developmental stage series of axolotl embryos, T.A.Dettlaff et al; raising the axolotl in captivity, John Armstrong et al; induced spawnings, artificial insemination and other genetic manipulations, John Armstrong and Susan Duhon; genetic markers and their use with chimeras, John Armstrong and Ken Muneoka; primary and long-term culture of axolotl cells, Sally Frost et al; surgical manipulation of embryos, George Malacinski et al. Appendix: directory of axolotl colonies, George Malacinski and David Able.show more

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