Organogenetic Gene Networks

Genetic Control of Organ Formation

  • James Castelli-Gair Hombría
  • Paola Bovolenta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. James Castelli-Gair Hombría, Paola Bovolenta
    Pages 1-7
  3. Nathan Weinstein, Benjamin Podbilewicz
    Pages 9-56
  4. Clara Sidor, Katja Röper
    Pages 125-149
  5. Rajprasad Loganathan, Yim Ling Cheng, Deborah J. Andrew
    Pages 151-211
  6. Hao-Han Chang, Richard W. Naylor, Alan J. Davidson
    Pages 213-233
  7. Berta Alsina, Andrea Streit
    Pages 235-258
  8. Juan R. Martinez-Morales
    Pages 259-274
  9. Juan R. Martinez-Morales, Annamaria Locascio
    Pages 275-298
  10. Florencia Cavodeassi, Tania Moreno-Mármol, María Hernandez-Bejarano, Paola Bovolenta
    Pages 299-317
  11. J. Castelli-Gair Hombría, C. Sánchez-Higueras, E. Sánchez-Herrero
    Pages 319-373
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 375-376

About this book


All animals, including humans, derive from a single cell, which possesses all the genetic instructions needed to define how the animal will look like. However, during development, the millions of cells that derive from the zygote will only select part of this genetic information to give rise to the various organs of the body. The coordination of different cell behaviours during development results in the formation of specialized tissues and organs giving rise to highly adapted animals.  This book provides an overview of how this diversification is achieved during organ formation and how it may have evolved.  Conserved cellular processes are presented using examples from selected vertebrate and invertebrate species that illustrate how developmental biologists are solving the complex puzzle of organ formation. This volume is aimed to students, researchers and medical doctors alike who want to find a simple but rigorous introduction on how gene networks control organ formation.


Developmental Biology Gene Networks Organogenesis Cell Behaviour Evo-Devo

Editors and affiliations

  • James Castelli-Gair Hombría
    • 1
  • Paola Bovolenta
    • 2
  1. 1.CSIC/JA/UPOAndalusian Centre for Developmental Biology (CABD), CSIC/JA/UPOSevilleSpain
  2. 2.CSIC-UAMCenter for Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa and CIBERER, CSIC-UAMMadridSpain

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