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An Introduction to the Study of Animal Development
2nd Edition - January 1, 1967
Author: Jack Cohen
Editors: J. M. Dodd, Francis Knowles
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Living Embryos: An Introduction to the Study of Animal Development, Revised Second Edition presents the processes of development as seen throughout the animal kingdom. This book… Read more
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Living Embryos: An Introduction to the Study of Animal Development, Revised Second Edition presents the processes of development as seen throughout the animal kingdom. This book discusses the development of the organ systems of vertebrates. Comprised of 41 chapters, this edition starts with an overview of the history of the study of embryology, which is concerned with the process by which the adult arises from the fertilized egg. This text then discusses the role of the sperm in the determination of bilateral symmetry. Other chapters consider the development of the frog in order to give a basis for comparison with other species. This book discusses as well the structure of the hen's egg and illustrates the various stages of the development of the chick. The final chapter deals with animal evolution, which produces a wide variety of animal forms. Embryologists, zoologists, medical students, graduate students, university lecturers, and teachers will find this book extremely useful.
PrefaceIntroductionThe GametesFertilizationCleavage and Organization of the EggCleavage and the BlastocoeleGastrulationPresumptive or Fate MapsGerm LayersThe Early Embryology of the FrogNematodesPolychaetesMolluscsArthropodsEchinodermsTunicatesVertebrate Embryology—PreambleDevelopment of FishesDevelopment of the ChickComparisons and Mechanisms in Early Vertebrate DevelopmentThe Sequence of Developmental EventsEmbryonic MembranesThe Development of MammalsThe RabbitEarly Development of Other MammalsEarly Human DevelopmentDevelopment of Organ SystemsThe Heart and Vascular SystemThe Alimentary SystemThe Nervous SystemThe Muscular SystemThe Neural CrestThe SkinSense Organs—PreambleThe EyeThe EarThe Nasal OrganThe Endocrine GlandsThe Urinogenital SystemCell DifferentiationMetamorphosisEmbryos and EvolutionAppendix I—Sources of MaterialAppendix II—MethodsAppendix III—Further ReadingAppendix IV—FilmsIndex