Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology

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This new edition keeps the excellent writing, accuracy, and enthusiasm of the Gilbert Developmental Biology textbook, streamlines it, adds electronic supplements to reinforce ideas and creates a new textbook that will meet the desires of those teaching Developmental Biology to a new generation. As revolutionary as Gilbert's Developmental Biology was in 1985, so will the Gilbert and Barresi be in 2016.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 500 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 27.94mm | 2,140.96g
  • Sinauer Associates Inc.,U.S.
  • Sunderland, United States
  • English
  • 11th ed.
  • w. 695 figs.
  • 1605354708
  • 9781605354705
  • 14,050

About Scott F. Gilbert

Scott F. Gilbert, the Howard A. Schneiderman Professor (emeritus) at Swarthmore College and a Finland Distinguished Professor (emeritus) at the University of Helsinki Institute of Biotechnology. He teaches developmental biology, developmental genetics, and the history of biology. After receiving his B.A. from Wesleyan University, he pursued his graduate and postdoctoral research at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Gilbert is the recipient of several awards, including the first Viktor Hamburger Award for excellence in developmental biology education, the Alexander Kowalevsky Prize for evolutionary developmental biology, honorary degrees from the Universities of Helsinki and Tartu, and the Medal of Francois I from the College de France. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Society of Naturalists, and on the International Advisory Board for the National Institute of Basic Biology in Japan. He has been chair of the Professional Development and Education Committee of the Society for Developmental Biology. His research pursues the developmental genetic mechanisms by which the turtle forms its shell and the mechanisms by which plasticity and symbionts contribute to development.Michael J. F. Barresi is an Associate Professor at Smith College in the department of Biological Sciences and Program in Neuroscience. Dr. Barresi was a Biology major and Studio Art minor at Merrimack College. After he received his B.A., Dr. Barresi pursued his doctoral research on muscle fiber type development at Wesleyan University in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen Devoto. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in Dr. Rolf Karlstrom's laboratory at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst investigating the development of commissure formation in the zebrafish forebrain. At Smith College, Dr. Barresi's laboratory investigates the molecular and cellular mechanisms governing the development of neural stem cells, commissure formation, and neurodevelopmental responses to environmental teratogens. He has been a member of the Professional Development and Education Committee of the Society for Developmental Biology. Dr. Barresi is an innovator in the classroom, pioneering the use of web conferencing, documentary movie making, and active learning pedagogies in Developmental Biology. Since 2005, he has successfully taught course-based research laboratories in Developmental Biology. In connection with his NSF CAREER award, Dr. Barresi created the 'Student Scientists' outreach program to help train and inspire primary and secondary education teachers to infuse investigative curriculum in their classrooms. He was the recipient of the 2012 Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching at Smith College.show more

Table of contents

Patterns and Processes of Becoming: A Framework for Understanding Animal Development.- 1. Making New Bodies: Mechanisms of Developmental Organization.- 2. Specifying Identity: Mechanisms of Developmental Patterning.- 3. Differential Gene Expression: Mechanisms of Cell Differentiation.- 4. Cell-Cell Communication: Mechanisms of Morphogenesis.- 5. Stem Cells and Their Niches: Cell Generation and Regeneration.- Gametogenesis and Fertilization: The Circle of Sex.- 6. Sex Determination and Gametogenesis.- 7. Fertilization: Beginning a New Organism.- Early Development: Cleavage, Gastrulation, and Axis Formation.- 8. Rapid Specification in Snails and Nematodes.- 9. The Genetics of Axis Specification in Drosophila.- 10. Sea Urchins and Tunicates: Deuterostome Invertebrates.- 11. Amphibians and Fish.- 12. Birds and Mammals.- Building with Ectoderm: The Vertebrate Nervous System and Epidermis.- 13. Neural Tube Formation and Patterning.- 14. Brain Growth.- 15. Axons and Neural Crest Cells.- 16. Epidermis and Ectodermal Placodes.- Building with Mesoderm and Endoderm: Organogenesis.- 17. Paraxial Mesoderm: Segmentation and Somite Differentiation.- 18. Intermediate and Lateral Plate Mesoderm: Blood, Heart, and Kidneys.- 19. The Tetrapod Limb.- 20. Endoderm: Tubes and Organs for Digestion and Respiration.- Postembryonic Development.- 21. Metamorphosis.- 22. Regeneration.- 23. Aging.- Development in Wider Contexts.- 24. Development in Health and Disease: Birth Defects, Endocrine Disruptors, and Cancer.- 25. Development and the Environment: Biotic, Abiotic, and Symbiotic Regulation of Development.- 26. Development and Evolution: Developmental Mechanisms of Evolutionary Change.show more

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