Frontiers in Developmental Biology
Current Topics from the Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine 1. Aufl.
This topical volume in the respected Encyclopedia series is the first in many years to bring together all important aspects of developmental biology in one source, from morphogenesis and organogenesis, via epigenetic regulation of gene expression to evolutionary developmental biology. The editor-in-chief has assembled an outstanding team of contributors to review these topics, creating an authoritative work for many years to come. The result is a unique, top-level reference in developmental biology for researchers, students and professionals alike.
Preface VII Part I Introduction 1 1 Developmental Cell Biology 3Frank J. Dye Part II Evolutionary Developmental Biology 29 2 Biosynthesis and Directed Evolution of Unnatural Peptides and Proteins 31Travis S. Young 3 Modes and Mechanisms of Speciation 71Hannes Schuler, Glen R. Hood, Scott P. Egan, and Jeffrey L. Feder 4 Molecular Darwinism: Natural Strategies of Spontaneous Genetic Variation 105Werner Arber 5 Origination, Variation, and Conservation of Animal Body Plan Development 129Stuart A. Newman 6 Paleogenomics 163Peter D. Heintzman, André E. R. Soares, Dan Chang, and Beth Shapiro 7 Plant Genome Surveillance by Small RNAs and Long Noncoding RNAs 189Yi Li and Feng Qu 8 RNA Protocells 213Pierre-Alain Monnard and David Deamer 9 Systematics and Evolution 227Jeffrey H. Schwartz 10 The Minimal Gene-Set Machinery 271Kingsley N. Ukwaja Part III Cell Migration and Morphogenesis 313 11 Development of the Autonomic Nervous System 315Wing Hei Chan, Lincon A. Stamp, Caroline S. Hirst, Sonja J. McKeown, Colin R. Anderson, and Heather M. Young 12 Left-Right Asymmetric Morphogenesis in Drosophila and other Invertebrates: The Discovery of Intrinsic Cell Chirality and its Functions 359Mikiko Inaki, Jingyang Liu, and Kenji Matsuno 13 Molecular Morphogenesis: Gene Expression Patterns in Animals 383Xiaohong Wang and Werner E.G. Müller Part IV Gametogenesis, Fertilization and Early Embryogenesis 425 14 Deciphering the Epigenetic Code of Embryonic Neurogenesis 427Abhijeet Pataskar, Johannes Jung, and Vijay K. Tiwari 15 Embryonic Patterning of the Vertebrate Skin 467Julia Neguer and Marie Manceau 16 Nuclear Transfer for Cloning Animals 497Andras Dinnyes, Xiuchun (Cindy) Tian, and Björn Oback 17 Regulation in the Early Drosophila Embryo 539Brian Gebelein and Jun Ma Part V Organogenesis 567 18 Growing Mini-Organs from Stem Cells 569Hiroyuki Koike, Tamir Rashid, and Takanori Takebe Index 591
Robert A. Meyers obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology and has more than 17 patents, 50 technical papers and 12 books to his name. As Editor-in-Chief he conceived and edited several ambitious multivolume reference works, e.g. the Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry (Wiley), the Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine (Wiley-VCH) and the Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology (Academic Press).