Principles of Development

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Oxford University Press, 2015 - Developmental biology - 695 pages
Principles of Development opens up the fascinating field of developmental biology to those studying this complex but fundamental area of science. Key concepts are explained clearly and succinctly and are richly illustrated with a variety of custom drawn figures, animations, and links to online movies showing development in real time. The emphasis throughout the text is always on the key principles of development - the underlyingprocesses shared by diverse groups of organisms - providing a framework around which the more complex and varied details can be learned. Furthermore, extensive pedagogical support is provided, both in the book andonline, making this text the complete package for students studying developmental biology. New to this editionCustom-made animations of key signalling pathways break down these complex processes into stages, making them easier to understand and remember.Online movies drawn from real research illustrate the development of model organisms over time, helping students to visualise developmental processes in three dimensions.Further experimental detail, including new Experimental boxes that discuss both classic and current experimental research, demonstrates 'how we know what we know'.Medical boxes that explore key developmental diseases place the subject in the context of human health and disease.

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