Large-Strain Kinematics of Deforming Cell Sheets

  • G. Wayne Brodland
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 42)

Abstract

It is well known that specific deformations (shape changes) in sheets of embryonic tissue are critical to normal morphogenesis. Birth defects caused by abnormalities in tissue sheet expansion and shape change include defective lens and retina formation, cleft lip, cleft palate, cardiac septum defects, and spina bifida.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Wayne Brodland
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  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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