Animal Metamorphosis

Other | January 17, 2013

byYun-Bo Shi, Yun-bo Shi

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This new volume ofCurrent Topics in Developmental Biologycovers recent progresses in our understanding of animal metamorphosis. Over a dozen of leading experts reviews studies ranging from morphological, molecular to genetic analyses of metamorphosis in a broad spectrum of animals, including insects, fish. Topics include molecular evolution in metamorphosis, the synthesis and function of hormones in regulating metamorphic timing and rate, regulation and function of nuclear hormone receptors, neuroendocrine control of metamorphosis, tissue specific metamorphic events such as autophagy and stem cell development, and applications of genome-wide analysis technologies for studying metamorphosis.



  • First comprehensive review of the metamorphosis in diverse animal species by leading experts in the field
  • Covers a broad range of subjects: from morphological changes, molecular and genetic studies, to cutting-edge technologies for metamorphic studies; from systematic changes to tissue specific events, such as autophagy and stem cell development, which are areas of enormous interest in contemporary biomedical research
  • Serves as a reference book for undergraduate and graduate students in fields across biology and biomedicine

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This new volume ofCurrent Topics in Developmental Biologycovers recent progresses in our understanding of animal metamorphosis. Over a dozen of leading experts reviews studies ranging from morphological, molecular to genetic analyses of metamorphosis in a broad spectrum of animals, including insects, fish. Topics include molecular evol...

Format:OtherDimensions:456 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:January 17, 2013Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123859808

ISBN - 13:9780123859808

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    1. Developmental checkpoints and feedback circuits time insect maturation
    2. What goes up must come down: Transcription factors have their say in making ecdysone pulses
    3. Hormonal regulation of insect metamorphosis with special reference to juvenile hormone biosynthesis
    4. The Role of Autophagy in Drosophila Metamorphosis
    5. Metamorphosis in Teleosts
    6. Flatfish: An Asymmetric Perspective on Metamorphosis
    7. Endocrinology of amphibian metamorphosis
    8. Salamander Paedomorphosis: Linking Thyroid Hormone to Life History and Life Cycle Evolution
    9. Metamorphosis in a frog that does not have a tadpole
    10. High throughput sequencing will metamorphose the analysis of thyroid hormone receptor function during amphibian development.
    11. Establishment of Intestinal Stem Cell Niche during Amphibian Metamorphosis
    12. Developmental programs and endocrine disruption in frog metamorphosis: The perspective from microarray analysis
    13. Is thyroid hormone signaling relevant for vertebrate embryogenesis?
    14. Thyroid Hormones and post-embryonic development in Amniotes