Early Embryonic Development of Animals

  • Wolfgang Hennig

Part of the Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation book series (RESULTS, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Achim Gossler
    Pages 151-201
  3. Wolf Reik
    Pages 203-229
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 231-236

About this book


Four of the major animal systems studied for the mechanisms of their early embryonic development are treated in this volume. The articles address the specific questions studied in the various systems, discuss the fundamental questions raised by the particular organism and explain the techniques used to find answers to these questions. Questions of patternformation, early organogenesis and the genetics of the early development arecovered as well as the question of parental imprinting phenomena in mammals which are important for the early differentiation. The development of the mouse, Drosophila, Caenorhabditis and the zebrafish is emphasized by leading experts of their fields, and current problems in each system are exposed. For the zebrafish the advantages of this new system for developmental biology studies are summarized and discussed in their values, while in the other system the emphasis is laid on one of the actual field of research.


Brachydanio Caenorhabditis Drosophila Frühentwicklung Maus animals biology development developmental biology early development genetics insects mammals mouse system

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Hennig
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Molecular and Developmental GeneticsUniversity of NijmegenToernooiveld, NijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-21836-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47191-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-1844
  • Series Online ISSN 1861-0412
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