Introduction to Molecular Embryology

  • Jean Brachet
  • Henri Alexandre

Part of the Heidelberg Science Library book series (HSL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Jean Brachet, Henri Alexandre
    Pages 1-6
  3. Jean Brachet, Henri Alexandre
    Pages 24-38
  4. Jean Brachet, Henri Alexandre
    Pages 66-85
  5. Jean Brachet, Henri Alexandre
    Pages 86-105
  6. Jean Brachet, Henri Alexandre
    Pages 106-120
  7. Jean Brachet, Henri Alexandre
    Pages 121-134
  8. Jean Brachet, Henri Alexandre
    Pages 135-154
  9. Jean Brachet, Henri Alexandre
    Pages 182-205
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 206-229

About this book


Nearly 10 years have elapsed since I finished writing the first edition of Intro­ duction to Molecular Embryology. During this period, molecular embryology has made great strides forward, but without undergoing a major revolution; there­ fore, the general philosophy and outline of the book have remained almost un­ changed. However, all the chapters had to be almost completely rewritten in or­ der to introduce new facts and to eliminate findings which have lost interest or have been disproved. There was a major gap in the first edition of this book: very little was said about mammalian eggs despite their obvious interest for mankind. Research on mammalian eggs and embryos is so active today that this important topic deserves a full chapter in a book concerned with molecular embryology. Therefore, I am very thankful to my colleague Dr. Henri Alexandre, who has written a chapter on mammalian embryology (Chap. 9) and has prepared all the illustrations for this book.


Activation Chloroplast Chromosom DNA Lipid RNA Termination biochemistry cell division enzymes metabolism

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean Brachet
    • 1
  • Henri Alexandre
    • 1
  1. 1.Département de Biologie Moléculaire, Laboratoire de Cytologie et Embryologie MoléculairesUniversité Libre de BruxellesRhode-St.-GenèseBelgique (Belgium)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-16968-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82883-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0073-1595
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