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Understanding the Organization of Cell Metabolism in Early Embryonic Systems: Developmental Implications

  • Roberto Marco
  • Beatriz Batuecas
  • Manuel Calleja
  • Mario Carratalá
  • Margarita Cervera
  • Alberto Domingo
  • Carmen Ferreiro
  • Rafael Garesse
  • Carlos Urquía
  • Isabel Vernós
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 127)

Abstract

Although early in this century the study of cell metabolism in developmental systems was a major concern (e.g,, see Needham, 1931, 1942; Willier et al., 1955), the current surge of molecular biology has shifted the interest of the majority of developmental biochemists to the study of the regulation of gene expression during development. Without discussing the obvious conceptual and historical reasons behind such change, this virtual elimination of a formerly fashionable subject has left many unanswered questions, if not for other reasons, as a consequence of the limited technical and conceptual potentiality of biochemistry half a century ago.

Keywords

Early Embryo Mature Oocyte Early Embryonic Development Yolk Granule Lipid Yolk 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Marco
    • 1
    • 2
  • Beatriz Batuecas
    • 1
    • 2
  • Manuel Calleja
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mario Carratalá
    • 1
    • 2
  • Margarita Cervera
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alberto Domingo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Carmen Ferreiro
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rafael Garesse
    • 1
    • 2
  • Carlos Urquía
    • 1
    • 2
  • Isabel Vernós
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas del CSICMadridSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Bioquímica de la Facultad de MedicinaUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain

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