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Frontiers in Developmental Biology

Robert A. Meyers (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-33821-4 June 2019 Wiley-Blackwell 620 Pages


This topical volume in the respected Encyclopedia series is the first in many years to bring together all important aspects of developmental biology in one source, from morphogenesis and organogenesis, via epigenetic regulation of gene expression to evolutionary developmental biology. The editor-in-chief has assembled an outstanding team of contributors to review these topics, creating an authoritative work for many years to come.
The result is a unique, top-level reference in developmental biology for researchers, students and professionals alike.

Preface VII

Part I Introduction 1

1 Developmental Cell Biology 3
Frank J. Dye

Part II Evolutionary Developmental Biology 29

2 Biosynthesis and Directed Evolution of Unnatural Peptides and Proteins 31
Travis S. Young

3 Modes and Mechanisms of Speciation 71
Hannes Schuler, Glen R. Hood, Scott P. Egan, and Jeffrey L. Feder

4 Molecular Darwinism: Natural Strategies of Spontaneous Genetic Variation 105
Werner Arber

5 Origination, Variation, and Conservation of Animal Body Plan Development 129
Stuart A. Newman

6 Paleogenomics 163
Peter D. Heintzman, André E. R. Soares, Dan Chang, and Beth Shapiro

7 Plant Genome Surveillance by Small RNAs and Long Noncoding RNAs 189
Yi Li and Feng Qu

8 RNA Protocells 213
Pierre-Alain Monnard and David Deamer

9 Systematics and Evolution 227
Jeffrey H. Schwartz

10 The Minimal Gene-Set Machinery 271
Kingsley N. Ukwaja

Part III Cell Migration and Morphogenesis 313

11 Development of the Autonomic Nervous System 315
Wing Hei Chan, Lincon A. Stamp, Caroline S. Hirst, Sonja J. McKeown, Colin R. Anderson, and Heather M. Young

12 Left-Right Asymmetric Morphogenesis in Drosophila and other Invertebrates: The Discovery of Intrinsic Cell Chirality and its Functions 359
Mikiko Inaki, Jingyang Liu, and Kenji Matsuno

13 Molecular Morphogenesis: Gene Expression Patterns in Animals 383
Xiaohong Wang and Werner E.G. Müller

Part IV Gametogenesis, Fertilization and Early Embryogenesis 425

14 Deciphering the Epigenetic Code of Embryonic Neurogenesis 427
Abhijeet Pataskar, Johannes Jung, and Vijay K. Tiwari

15 Embryonic Patterning of the Vertebrate Skin 467
Julia Neguer and Marie Manceau

16 Nuclear Transfer for Cloning Animals 497
Andras Dinnyes, Xiuchun (Cindy) Tian, and Björn Oback

17 Regulation in the Early Drosophila Embryo 539
Brian Gebelein and Jun Ma

Part V Organogenesis 567

18 Growing Mini-Organs from Stem Cells 569
Hiroyuki Koike, Tamir Rashid, and Takanori Takebe

Index 591