Developmental Biology of the Axolotl

Hardcover | February 1, 1989

byJohn B. Armstrong, George M. Malacinski

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The axolotl, or Mexican salamander, is used in a wide range of biological research, from the study of the regulation of gene expression to pattern formation, neurobiology, and regeneration. This volume offers a short yet comprehensive survey of basic developmental research utilizing theanimal, along with practical information for rearing and maintaining the axolotl in a laboratory environment. The book will serve as a useful reference for developmental biologists.

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The axolotl, or Mexican salamander, is used in a wide range of biological research, from the study of the regulation of gene expression to pattern formation, neurobiology, and regeneration. This volume offers a short yet comprehensive survey of basic developmental research utilizing theanimal, along with practical information for rear...

John B. Armstrong is at University of Ottawa. George M. Malacinski is at University of Indiana, Bloomington.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pagesPublished:February 1, 1989Publisher:Oxford University Press

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PART I: Scientific and Natural History1. H. Smith: Discovery of the Axolotl and its Early History in Biological Research2. R. Brandon: Natural History of the Axolotl and its Relationship to Other Ambystomatid SalamandersPART II: Developmental Biology3. J.-C. Beetschen: Oogenesis4. J. Armstrong: Spermatogenesis5. J. Signoret: Regulation of Gene Expression During Early Development6. J. Slack: Regional Specification in Early Development7. R. Gordon and W. Brodland: Neurulation8. J. Armstrong: Morphogenetic Waves During Elongation9. J. Lofberg et al: Neural Crest Cell Migration10. G. Malacinski: Developmental Genetics11. A. Neff: Cell Lethal Genes12. S. Frost: Pigmentation and Color Variants13. R. Cuny and G. Malacinski: The Gene E (Eyeless)14. K. Muneoka et al: Growth Control in Limb Regeneration15. W. Harris: Neurobiology16. P. Model: The Amazing Mauthner Cell17. M. Lannoo and S. Smith: The Lateral Line System18. E.R. Kuhn and G.F.M.Jacobs: MetamorphosisPART III: Practical Information on Working with Axolotls19. N.P. Borkzilovskaya et al: Developmental Stage Series of Axolotl Embryos20. J. Armstrong et al: Raising the Axolotl in Captivity21. J. Armstrong and S. Duhon: Induced Spawnings, Artificial Insemination and Other Genetic Manipulations22. J. Armstrong and K. Muneoka: Genetic Markers and Their Use with Chimeras23. S. Frost et al: Primary and Long-Term Culture of Axolotl Cells24. G. Malacinski et al: Surgical Manipulation of Embryos25. S. Duhon: DiseasesPART IV: Appendix. Directory of Axolotl ColoniesG. Malacinski and D. Able:

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"The final chapter on diagnosis and treatment of diseases simply must be read by anyone who has, or intends to have, an axolotl colony. The chapters are concisely written and consistent in style. They are thoroughly referenced and the citations are collected at the end of the book. It isunlikely that a similar collection of axolotl-specific literature can be found elsewhere in the world...and the references alone are worth the price of the book. I wish I could have read this book 17 years ago when I first began my studies with axolotls." --American Zoologist