The Vertebrate Organizer

  • Horst Grunz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Early Steps Leading to the Formation of the Organizer

    1. Matthew Kofron, Jennifer Xanthos, Janet Heasman
      Pages 1-10
    2. Ira L. Blitz, Ken W. Y. Cho
      Pages 11-23
    3. Hugh R. Woodland, Debbie Clements
      Pages 25-40
    4. Hsiu-Ting Tseng, Isaac Brownell, Ryuju Hashimoto, Heithem El-Hodiri, Olga Medina-Martinez, Rina Shah et al.
      Pages 41-54
  3. The Role of the Organizer

    1. E. M. De Robertis, Oliver Wessely
      Pages 55-71
    2. Henrietta J. Standley, J. B. Gurdon
      Pages 73-91
    3. Abraham Fainsod, Vered Levy
      Pages 93-111
    4. Sergey Yaklichkin, Aaron B. Steiner, Daniel S. Kessler
      Pages 113-126
    5. Yonglong Chen, Thomas Hollemann, Tomas Pieler
      Pages 173-186
  4. The Organizer and Pattern Formation

  5. Axis Formation and Organogenesis

    1. M. Asashima, A. Sogame, T. Ariizumi, T. Igarashi
      Pages 233-255
    2. Robert Vignali, Massimiliano Andreazzoli, Federico Cremisi, Giuseppina Barsacchi
      Pages 257-278
    3. Esther Bell, Ali H. Brivanlou
      Pages 299-313
    4. Marc Moreau, Philippe Cochard, Anne-Marie Duprat
      Pages 315-341
  6. Organizer Formation in Different Vertebrates

    1. Eugenia M. del Pino, Richard P. Elinson
      Pages 359-374
    2. Joshua S. Waxman, Randall T. Moon
      Pages 375-393
    3. Lars Wittler, Derek Spieler, Michael Kessel
      Pages 395-408
    4. Luc Leyns, Caroline R. Kemp
      Pages 409-422
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 423-428

About this book


The organizer area plays a central role in the formation of the embryonic axis and the central nervous system of all vertebrates including the human fetus. In The Vertebrate Organizer outstanding molecular development biologists and embryologists report their latest approaches in this fascinating research area using different vertebrate model organisms. The presented data are of central importance for the understanding of early human embryogenesis.


Endoderm Gastrulation Mesoderm Vertebrate brain cell central nervous system development embryo genes nervous system neurogenesis regulation transcription vertebrates

Editors and affiliations

  • Horst Grunz
    • 1
  1. 1.FB9 Department of ZoophysiologyUniversity Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05732-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-10416-3
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