Bones and Cartilage: Developmental and Evolutionary Skeletal Biology

Other | June 20, 2005

byBrian K. Hall, Brian K. Hall, Brian K. Hall

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Bones and Cartilageprovides the most in-depth review ever assembled on the topic. It examines the function, development and evolution of bone and cartilage as tissues, organs and skeletal systems. It describes how bone and cartilage is developed in embryos and are maintained in adults, how bone reappears when we break a leg, or even regenerates when a newt grows a new limb, or a lizard a tail.

This book also looks at the molecules and cells that make bones and cartilages and how they differ in various parts of the body and across species. It answers such questions as "Is bone always bone?" "Do bones that develop indirectly by replacing other tissues, such as marrow, tendons or ligaments, differ from one another?" "Is fish bone the same as human bone?" "Can sharks even make bone?" and many more.

* Complete coverage of every aspect of bone and cartilage
* Full of interesting and unusual facts
* The only book available that integrates development and evolution of the skeleton
* Treats all levels from molecular to clinical, embryos to evolution
* Written in a lively, accessible style
* Extensively illustrated and referenced
* Integrates analysis of differentiation, growth and patterning
* Covers all the vertebrates as well as invertebrate cartilages
* Identifies the stem cells in embryos and adults that can make skeletal tissues

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Bones and Cartilageprovides the most in-depth review ever assembled on the topic. It examines the function, development and evolution of bone and cartilage as tissues, organs and skeletal systems. It describes how bone and cartilage is developed in embryos and are maintained in adults, how bone reappears when we break a leg, or even re...

Format:OtherDimensions:792 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:June 20, 2005Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080454151

ISBN - 13:9780080454153

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Table of Contents

Includes: Types of Skeletal Tissues; Invertebrate Cartilages; Intermediate Tissues; An Evolutionary Perspective; Horns and Ossicones; Antlers; Tendons and Sesamoids; Embryonic Stem Cells; Stem Cells in Adults; Osteo- and Chondroprogenitor Cells; Dedifferentiation Provides Progenitor Cells for Jaws and Long Bones; Dedifferentiation and Urodele Limb Regeneration; And much more!