Laboratory Exercises in Developmental Biology

Laboratory Exercises in Developmental Biology

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This intensive manual aims to provide readers with valuable information and insights into animal development at the organismal, cellular and subcellular level. The book uses both descriptive and investigative approaches, emphasizing techniques, key experiments and data analysis. The text provides a broad introductory view of developmental systems; teaches both classical embryology and novel experimental approaches; contains 17 laboratory exercises, written in step-by-step style; is organized with additional notes to students and preparators; lists questions and references for each exercise; and is illustrated with detailed line drawings by the author.
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Product details

  • Spiral bound | 199 pages
  • 165.1 x 218.44 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0121983900
  • 9780121983901

Table of contents

Equipment assignment; using the compound microsocope; writing scientific papers; fertilization in the sea urchin; early development in the sea urchin and the starfish; early development in the frog - to neurulation; early development in the frog - to 10 mm; preventing axis formation in amphibians with UV; early chick development - to 48 hourse; early chick development - to 96 hours; chick development in a windowed egg; ethyl alcohol, caffeine, and chick development; totipotency of the unincubated chick blastoderm; cardia bifida in the chick; tadpoles and thyroxine; blastomere totipotency in the two-cell mouse embryo; Alizarin staining; "Drosophila" polytene chromosomes; induction of chromosome puffing with heat shock; "Drosophila" imaginal discs and ecdysone.
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Review quote

"It is well-written in a friendly, often humorous style that should appeal to undergraduates. There are lots of helpful hints to aid students in the difficult tasks of learning their way around the embryo and making experiments work." Gerald M Kidder, University of Western Ontario.
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