Pattern Formation

Pattern Formation : Ciliate Studies and Models

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This study provides the first comprehensive review of pattern formation in ciliates, along with an analysis of general mechanisms of pattern formation. The author emphasizes the integrative mechanisms that encompass the entire cell surface, and pays particular attention to genetic and non-genetic mirror-image reversals of asymmetry. A conceptual model for large-scale intracellular organization is included. The perspective derived from ciliate studies is applied to the early development of multicellular organisms, particularly embryos of Drosophila. The book will be accessible to developmental biologists with no prior familiarity with ciliates.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 162.05 x 242.82 x 23.62mm | 834.61g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous halftones, line illustrations and tables
  • 0195048903
  • 9780195048902

Table of contents

Spatial order: An analytical framework; Ciliate organization; The experimental cast; Structural inheritance; Segmental subdivision; Gradients and intracellular diversification; The formation of an organelle complex: The oral apparatus; Reversals of asymmetry; Origins of reversals of asymmetry; A cylindrical-coordinate model for pattern formation in ciliates; Can ciliates help in the search for 'Non trivial universals'?
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