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Biological Asymmetry and Handedness

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Biological Asymmetry and Handedness

Gregory R. Bock (Editor), Joan Marsh (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-51417-7 April 2008 338 Pages

Description

Examines the progress of leading scientists working on various aspects of handedness in order to consider the occurrence of handedness in the biological world. Provides in-depth coverage of the origin and development of morphological asymmetry occurring in most types of living organisms.
Partial table of contents:

Origins of the Handedness of Biological Molecules (S. Mason).

Macromolecular Asymmetry (J. Galloway).

Asymmetry in Protein Structures (C. Chothia).

Bacterial Motility: Handedness and Symmetry (H. Berg).

Two Types of Bilateral Symmetry in the Metazoa: Chordate and Bilaterian (R. Jefferies).

Asymmetries During Molluscan Embryogenesis (J. van den Biggelaar).

Handed Asymmetry, Handedness Reversal and Mechanisms of Cell Fate Determination in Nematode Embryos (W. Wood & D. Kershaw).

Development of the Left-Right Axis in Amphibians (H. Yost).

Development of Handed Body Asymmetry in Mammals (N. Brown, et al.).

Establishment of Left-Right Asymmetry in Vertebrates: Genetically Distinct Steps Are Involved (M. Brueckner, et al.).

The Inheritance of Left-Handedness (I. McManus).

Disturbance of Morphological Laterality in Humans (J. Burn).

Laterality and Motor Control (M. Peters).

Index of Contributors.

Subject Index.