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Development and Reproduction in Humans and Animal Model Species

  • Werner A. Mueller
  • Monika Hassel
  • Maura Grealy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 1-19
  3. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 21-37
  4. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 59-121
  5. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 123-167
  6. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 169-213
  7. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 215-240
  8. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 259-270
  9. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 271-322
  10. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 323-351
  11. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 353-413
  12. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 415-432
  13. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 433-442
  14. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 443-453
  15. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 455-498
  16. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 499-516
  17. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 517-557
  18. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 559-569
  19. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 571-584
  20. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 585-593
  21. Werner A. Mueller, Monika Hassel, Maura Grealy
    Pages 595-635
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 637-725

About this book

Introduction

This book describes human development including sexual reproduction and stem cell research with the development of model organisms that are accessible to genetic and experimental analysis in readily understandable texts and 315 multi-colored graphics. The introductory account of model organisms selected from the entire animal kingdom presents general principles, which are then outlined in subsequent chapters devoted to, for example, sexual development; genes controlling development and their contemporary molecular-analysis methods; production of clones and transgenic animals; development of the nervous and circulatory systems; regenerative medicine and ageing. Finally the evolution of developmental toolkits and novelties is discussed including the genetic basis of the enlargement of the human forebrain.

Separate boxes are devoted to controversial questions such as the benefits and problems of prenatal diagnostics or the construction of ancient body plans.

Keywords

cloning embryology evo-devo gametogenesis regenerative medicine secual reproduction stem cells

Authors and affiliations

  • Werner A. Mueller
    • 1
  • Monika Hassel
    • 2
  • Maura Grealy
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre of Organismal Studies, University of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Spezielle ZoologieUniversität Marburg FB BiologieMarburgGermany
  3. 3.Pharmacology and TherapeuticsNational University of Ireland GalwayGalwayIreland

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