Origin And Evolution Of Neural Crest Cells

January 1, 2021|
Origin And Evolution Of Neural Crest Cells by Daniel Meulemans Medeiros
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Vertebrates possess lineage-specific characteristics. These include paired anterior sense organs and a robust, modular head skeleton built of cellular cartilage and bone. All of these structures are derived, at least partly, from an embryonic tissue unique vertebrates - the neural crest. The evolutionary history of the neural crest, and neural crest cells, has been difficult to reconstruct. This volume will use a comparative approach to survey the development of the neural crest in vertebrates, and neural crest-like cells, across the metazoa. This information will be used to reveal neural crest evolution and identify the genomic, genetic, and gene-regulatory changes that drove them.


Key selling features:

  • Summarizes the data regarding neural crest cells and nerural crest derivatives
  • Uses a broad-based comparative approach
  • Suggests hypothesis that the origin of neural crest cells involved the novel co-activation of ancient metazoan gene programs in neural border cells
  • Illustrates how the emergences of neural crest made possible the diversification of vertebrate heads
  • Daniel Meulemans Medeirosis an associate professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  His lab uses a comparative developmental genetic approach, to better understand the evolutionary origins and diversification of the vertebrate head, a topic Dr. Medeiros has been studying for more than 16 years.  Dr. Medeiros has published over ...
    Title:Origin And Evolution Of Neural Crest CellsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:300 pages, 9.25 X 6.14 X 0 inShipping dimensions:300 pages, 9.25 X 6.14 X 0 inPublished:January 1, 2021Publisher:Crc Press LlcLanguage:English

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

    ISBN - 10:1138630810

    ISBN - 13:9781138630819

    Appropriate for ages: All ages

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