A Practical Guide to Developmental Biology

Paperback | November 15, 2003

byMelissa Ann Gibbs

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This lab manual is designed for upper level undergraduates or graduate students, to introduce them to the field of developmental biology. After spending two weeks learning how to handle and manipulate a variety of embryonic organisms, students will begin a series of experiments that more orless keep pace with the sequence of most developmental biology textbooks (axial patterning, plant cell totipotency, fertilization, early plant development, morphogenesis, cell adhesion, embryogenesis, gametogenesis, regeneration and metamorphosis. The manual is heavily illustrated and givesstudents a solid grounding in classic developmental biology as well as modern techniques in immunohistochemistry and homeobox gene expression. Appendices of recipes, needed chemicals, and sources for animals are included.

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This lab manual is designed for upper level undergraduates or graduate students, to introduce them to the field of developmental biology. After spending two weeks learning how to handle and manipulate a variety of embryonic organisms, students will begin a series of experiments that more orless keep pace with the sequence of most deve...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:November 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199249717

ISBN - 13:9780199249718

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Table of ContentsThe ExperimentsIntroduction to Developmental Biology: Embryo Protocols, Ethics and Model SystemsAxial Patterning: Using Retinoic Acid to Disrupt Homeobox Gene Expression in AxolotlsPlant Cell Totipotency: Growing a Carrot from Adult CellsFertilization: Sea Urchin Syngamy and DevelopmentEarly Plant Development: Pollen Tube FormationMorphogenesis: Creating Fate Maps of Albino Axolotls Using a Vital DyeCell Adhesion: Cell-Cell Interactions in Sponges and AmphibiansEmbryogenesis: Chick and Amphibian Development (Slide-based)Neurulation: Labelling Chick Notochord using ImmunocytochemistryGametogenesis: Comparison of Plants and AnimalsRegeneration: Morphallaxis and EpimorphosisMetamorphosis: Drosphila Imaginal DiscsExternal Influences on Development: Design Your Own Experiment with Amphibians, Chicks or FishInformation for the InstructorAnimal Care and MaintenanceAnimal and Plant SourcesChemical SourcesSlides Needed / SourcesSolutions and Other MaterialsGlossaryLiterature Cited