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Developmental Biology

Twelfth Edition

Michael J.F. Barresi and Scott F. Gilbert

Publication Date - July 2019

ISBN: 9781605358246

888 pages
Looseleaf

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $130.99

While maintaining the excellent writing, accuracy, and enthusiasm of this highly acclaimed introduction to developmental biology, Barresi and Gilbert's new streamlined edition--featuring innovative electronic supplements--offers clear and creative paths for those teaching developmental biology to a new generation

Description

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.

The new edition makes it easier to customize one's developmental biology course to the needs and interests of today's students, integrating the printed book with electronic interviews, videos, and tutorials. Michael J. F. Barresi brings his creativity and expertise as a teacher and as an artist of computer-mediated learning to the book, allowing the professor to use both standard and alternative ways of teaching animal and plant development.

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

About the Author(s)

Michael J. F. Barresi is Professor of Biological Sciences at Smith College, where he has pioneered the use of a variety of technologies to engage student in novel ways with the concepts of developmental biology as well as the researchers making the discoveries of this field.

Scott F. Gilbert is the Howard A. Schneiderman Professor of Biology Emeritus at Swarthmore College and a Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Helsinki. He has received the Viktor Hamburger Prize in teaching from the Society of Developmental Biology as well as the Alexander Kowalevsky Award in Evolutionary Developmental Biology.

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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