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Developmental Biology

Thirteenth Edition

Michael Barresi and Scott Gilbert

Available: March 2023

ISBN: 9780197699799

810 pages
Online Resource

The Classic text takes a modern approach. Now, updated, streamlined, and enhances with pedagogical features. Deeply integrated active learning resources build on the text's enthusiasm and accuracy, empowering instructors to effectively teach both the principles and cutting edge developments in this vast, complex, and multi-disciplinary field.

Description

The definitive market leader and decisive text for the field, Michael Barresi's Devlopmental Biology includes new features and active learning approaches to help students and instructors succeed, including electronic interviews, videos, tutorials, and case studies. Build on the excellent writing, accuracy, and enthusiasm of the original text, the new edition features online resources that dynamically convey ideas and concepts, and creates an experience that meets the desires of those teaching Developmental Biology to a new generation.

New to this Edition

  • A new, fully integrated chapter on early development.
  • A new chapter on human development.
  • A new emphasis on cellular biomechanics in development.
  • Updated information on findamental discoveries.
  • An evolving pedagogy.

Features

  • Chapter-opening "punchlines that are eye-catching bulleted lists of take-home points that give readers an immediate sense of what the chapter will cover.
  • "Further Development" sections that highlight more advanced content.
  • Author-narrated figure step-throughs that are targeted to some of the most important content for student comprehension.
  • Ehnhanced engagement though opening hook images, "Developing Questions," and "Next Step Investigation" sections.

About the Author(s)

Scott F. Gilbert is the Howard A. Schneiderman Professor of Biology (emeritus) at Swarthmore College, where he has taught developmental genetics, embryology, and the history and critiques of biology. He is also a Finland Distinuished Professor at the University of Helsinki.

Michael. J. F. Barresi (Ph.D. Wesleyan University) is an Associate Professir at Smith College in the Department of Biological Sciences and Program in Neuroscience. Michael was a Biology major and Studio Art minor at Merrimack College. He was the recipient of the 2012 Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching at Smith College.

Table of Contents

    PART I. PATTERNS AND PROCESSES OF BECOMING: A FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING ANIMAL DEVELOPMENT

    Chapter 1. Making New Bodies: Mechanisms of Developmental Organization
    Chapter 2. Specifying Identity: Mechanisms of Developmental Patterning
    Chapter 3. Differential Gene Expression: Mechanisms of Cell Differentiation
    Chapter 4. Cell-to-Cell Communication: Mechanisms of Morphogenesis
    Chapter 5. Stem Cells: Their Potential and Their Niches

    PART II. GAMETOGENESIS AND FERTILIZATION: THE CIRCLE OF SEX

    Chapter 6. Sex Determination and Gametogenesis
    Chapter 7. Fertilization: Beginning a New Organism

    PART III. EARLY DEVELOPMENT: CLEAVAGE, GASTRULATION, AND AXIS FORMATION

    Chapter 8. Rapid Specification in Snails and Nematodes
    Chapter 9. The Genetics of Axis Specification in Drosophila
    Chapter 10. Sea Urchins and Tunicates: Deuterostome Invertebrates
    Chapter 11. Amphibians and Fish
    Chapter 12. Birds and Mammals

    PART IV. BUILDING WITH ECTODERM: THE VERTEBRATE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND EPIDERMIS

    Chapter 13. Neural Tube Formation and Patterning
    Chapter 14. Brain Growth
    Chapter 15. Neural Crest Cells and Axonal Specificity
    Chapter 16. Ectodermal Placodes and the Epidermis

    PART V. BUILDING WITH MESODERM AND ENDODERM: ORGANOGENESIS

    Chapter 17. Paraxial Mesoderm: The Somites and Their Derivatives
    Chapter 18. Intermediate and Lateral Plate Mesoderm: Heart, Blood, and Kidneys
    Chapter 19. Development of the Tetrapod Limb
    Chapter 20. The Endoderm: Tubes and Organs for Digestion and Respiration

    PART VI. POSTEMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT

    Chapter 21. Metamorphosis: The Hormonal Reactivation of Development
    Chapter 22. Regeneration

    PART VII. DEVELOPMENT IN WIDER CONTEXTS

    Chapter 23. Development in Health and Disease: Birth, Defects, Endocrine Disruptors, and Cancer
    Chapter 24. Development and the Environment: Biotic, Abiotic, and Symbiotic Regulation of Development
    Chapter 25. Development and Evolution: Developmental Mechanisms of Evolutionary Change

    Glossary
    Author Index
    Subject Index

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