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Rene Rovee- Collier; Lewis P. ...
This is part of a series of integrative work by infancy researchers of both humans and animals. The articles seek to serve as references on programmatic series of studies, critical...
The development of a single fertilized egg into a fly, an elephant, or a human baby is one the most remarkable near-miracles achieved by nature. This Very Short Introduction, written...
There is much public interest in stem cells, but also much confusion and misinformation. In this Very Short Introduction, developmental biologist Jonathan Slack explains the biology behind stem cells; what...
Mark S. Blumberg
From two-legged goats and double-headed snakes, to 'Cyclops' infants with a single eye in the middle of their forehead, Mark S. Blumberg looks at 'freak' bodily anomalies in both humans...
Aaron D. Levine
Presenting a comprehensive introduction, the author provides a thorough exploration of the science and ethics of cloning.
How does the foetus - a foreign body - survive inside the mother? The placenta is the extraordinary organ that allows this to happen; but this remarkable feat of evolution...
Discovered in the 1850s by the young English naturalists Henry Walter Bates and Alfred Russel Wallace in the Amazonian rainforest, the phenomenon of mimicry was seized upon as the first...
Ruiz i Altaba, Ariel;
Hedgehog-GLI Signaling in Human Disease represents the first compilation of up-to-date reviews by top-level scientists in this important field of research. The...
Yuri N. Golitsin; Mikhail C. Krylov
Cell division is a highly co-ordinated process by which the living organisms grow, develop and reproduce. This book presents original research results on the cell division research.
Paolo Sassone-Corsi; Margaret T...
With the ability to undergo both mitosis and meiosis, germ cells give rise to gametes and serve as the link between generations in sexually reproducing organisms. This collection reviews the...
Milos Macholan; Stuart J. E. Baird;...
A detailed review of the evolutionary context necessary to interpret patterns and processes in the age of mouse genomics.
Peter R. Grant; B. Rosemary Grant
Evolutionary biology has witnessed breathtaking advances over the years. This book describes the advances and explains why a cross-disciplinary and integrated approach to research questions is so essential. It discusses...
Andre M. de Roos; Lennart Persson
Offers an individual-based theory of the effects of the plastic ontogenetic development on the dynamics of populations and communities. This title shows how the effects of ontogenetic development on ecological...
Susan E. Fahrbach
Offers an introduction to the field of developmental neuroscience, a discipline concerned with the mechanisms by which complex nervous systems emerge during embryonic growth. Beginning with a presentation of methods...