A newly revised edition of the standard reference for the fieldtoday--updated with new terms, major discoveries, significantscientists, and illustrations
Developmental biology is the study of the mechanisms ofdevelopment, differentiation, and growth in animals and plants atthe molecular, cellular, and genetic levels. The discipline hasgained prominence in part due to new interdisciplinary approachesand advances in technology, which have led to the rapid emergenceof new concepts and words. The Dictionary of DevelopmentalBiology and Embryology, Second Edition is the firstcomprehensive reference focused on the field's terms, research,history, and people.
This authoritative A-to-Z resource covers classicalmorphological and cytological terms along with those from moderngenetics and molecular biology. Extensively cross-referenced, theDictionary includes definitions of terms, explanations of concepts,and biographies of historical figures. Comparative aspects aredescribed in order to provide a sense of the evolution ofstructures, and topics range from fundamental terminology, germlayers, and induction to RNAi, evo-devo, stem cell differentiation,and more. Readers will find such features of embryology anddevelopmental biology as:
* Developmental genetics
* Evolutionary developmental biology
* Molecular developmental biology
* Medical embryology
The author's premium on accessibility allows readers at alllevels to enhance their vocabulary in their field and understandterminology beyond their specific focus. Researchers and studentsin developmental biology, cell biology, developmental genetics, andembryology will find the dictionary to be a vital resource.