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Published: 01 July 2019

888 Pages

ISBN: 9781605358246

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Developmental Biology

Twelfth Edition

Michael J.F. Barresi and Scott F. Gilbert

Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press

Thoroughly updated, streamlined, and enhanced with pedagogical features, the twelfth edition of Barresi and Gilbert's Developmental Biology engages students and empowers instructors to effectively teach both the stable principles and the newest front-page research of this vast, complex, and multi-disciplinary field. This much loved, well-illustrated, and remarkably well written textbook invigorates the classical insights of embryology with cutting edge material, and makes the most complex topics understandable to a new generation of students. Designed with the undergraduate student in mind, this new, streamlined edition now contains studies of plant development, expanded coverage of regeneration, over a hundred new and revised illustrations, and deeply integrated active learning resources that build on the text's enthusiasm and accuracy. This is a text designed to make students become excited about how animals and plants develop their complex bodies from simple origins.

New to this Edition:

  • A focused and streamlined presentation of essential content highlights the important principles of each section
  • A new feature--"Further Development"--makes for easy distinction between foundational and advanced coverage in each chapter both in the text and online
  • New content: Plant development is now included throughout the book to help students appreciate common developmental principles across organisms
  • A new introductory chapter encompasses the big picture and introduces common themes that students will encounter throughout the book
  • An upgraded and comprehensive chapter on regeneration reflects the excitement of new discoveries in this expanding area of developmental biology
  • Thoroughly updated chapters include important new studies on single cell transcriptomes, stem cell niches, cell communication during morphogenesis, fertilization, CRISPR technology, and the effects of global climate change on development
  • An upgraded illustration program includes more than 125 new and revised figures
  • Additional and upgraded pedagogical and digital features facilitate active learning, provide extended discussions of material in the text, and allow students another way of encountering the phenomena of development

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