By Frank J. Dye(auth.)
A newly revised variation of the traditional reference for the sphere today?updated with new phrases, significant discoveries, major scientists, and illustrations
Developmental biology is the learn of the mechanisms of improvement, differentiation, and development in animals and crops on the molecular, mobile, and genetic degrees. The self-discipline has received prominence partly because of new interdisciplinary ways and advances in know-how, that have resulted in the swift emergence of recent options and phrases. The Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology, moment version is the 1st finished reference inquisitive about the field's phrases, learn, background, and people.
This authoritative A-to-Z source covers classical morphological and cytological phrases besides these from smooth genetics and molecular biology. commonly cross-referenced, the Dictionary comprises definitions of phrases, causes of ideas, and biographies of historic figures. Comparative facets are defined in an effort to offer a feeling of the evolution of constructions, and themes diversity from primary terminology, germ layers, and induction to RNAi, evo-devo, stem telephone differentiation, and extra. Readers will locate such good points of embryology and developmental biology as:
Evolutionary developmental biology
Molecular developmental biology
The author's top rate on accessibility permits readers in any respect degrees to reinforce their vocabulary of their box and comprehend terminology past their particular concentration. Researchers and scholars in developmental biology, cellphone biology, developmental genetics, and embryology will locate the dictionary to be an important resource.
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See: genetic accommodation, genetic assimilation. Balfour, Francis (1851–1882) British biologist; developed the best of Ernst Haeckel’s work in his two-volume Comparative Embryology (1880–1881), which covers the development of vertebrates and invertebrates and makes critical comparisons. He transformed the work of the Haeckel school into an organized whole. In 1874, he published, with Michael Foster, The Elements of Embryology. Balfour saw developmental processes in the light of the hypothesis of organic evolution.
Atrioventricular canal the passageway between the atrial and ventricular regions of the heart, which is subsequently divided by endocardial cushion tissue into right and left channels. atrium one of two kinds of chambers that make up the four-chambered heart. The atria pump blood through valves and into ventricles (see Fig. 20). attitude one of four descriptions of the fetus’ alignment in the uterus; attitude is the posture that the fetus assumes in the uterus near the end of pregnancy (see Fig.
AZT azidothymidine; a drug used to slow the replication of the HIV virus in patients with AIDS. B B cells See: B lymphocytes. B lymphocytes those lymphocytes (a subset of white blood cells) that produce antibodies. backbone a term in common usage referring to the bony vertebral column of vertebrates, including humans. Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron a bacterium vital, in mice, for the induction of host angiogenesis; germ-free mice, having no bacteria in their gut, have reduced gut capillary network formation compared with normal mice.