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Published: 03 April 2019

768 Pages


ISBN: 9780198800569

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Principles of Development

Sixth Edition

Lewis Wolpert, Cheryll Tickle, and Alfonso Martinez Arias

  • Emphasis throughout on the underlying principles - the commonalities between different organisms and their development - enables students to get a clear sense of the 'big picture' of the subject.
  • Key points at the beginning and end of every chapter, with concise summaries at the end of every section, reinforce the essential concepts that students should understand.
  • Custom-drawn artwork makes the visualisation of processes and mechanisms in this challenging subject as straightforward as possible.
  • Opportunities for problem solving are presented throughout the text and website, including short and long answer questions at the end of each chapter, interactive online MCQs, and online 'Journal Clubs'.
  • Medical boxes explore key developmental diseases and place the subject in the context of human health and disease.
  • Further experimental detail, including Experimental boxes, discuss both classic and current experimental research, demonstrating 'how we know what we know'.
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • Significantly enhanced organisation sees the text sorted via processes, reinforcing key concepts.
  • Restructured sections on the Drosophila body plan ensure major concepts and principles are explained with the right amount and level of supporting experimental evidence, rather than overwhelming the reader.
  • Extended coverage of new experiments on morphogenesis and differentiation, as well as new techniques such as CRISPR.
  • Greatly expanded plant examples include references on evolution and development and sections on vernalization.

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