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The Neural Crest

The Neural Crest

2nd Edition


Part of Developmental and Cell Biology Series

Lewis Wolpert, N. Le Douarin
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  • Date Published: December 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521620109

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  • This 1999 edition of The Neural Crest contains comprehensive information about the neural crest, a structure unique to the vertebrate embryo, which has only a transient existence in early embryonic life. The ontogeny of the neural crest embodies the most important issues in developmental biology, as the neural crest is considered to have played a crucial role in evolution of the vertebrate phylum. Data that analyse neural crest ontogeny in murine and zebrafish embryos have been included in this revision. This revised edition also takes advantage of recent advances in our understanding of markers of neural crest cell subpopulations, and a full chapter is now devoted to cell lineage analysis. The major research breakthrough since the first edition has been the introduction of molecular biology to neural crest research, enabling an elucidation of many molecular mechanisms of neural crest development. This book is essential reading for students and researchers in developmental biology, cell biology, and neuroscience.

    • Most comprehensive text on the subject available
    • Includes many excellent photographs, 35 halftones and 35 colour plates
    • Presents a wealth of information acquired over the past 25 years on this rapidly advancing field of developmental biology
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    Review of the hardback: 'Any developmental biologist will enjoy this book … the questions and the experimental approaches will be appreciated by all.' BioEssays

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521620109
    • length: 472 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 159 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.95kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Lewis Wolpert
    Preface N. Le Douarin
    1. Methods for identifying neural crest cells and their derivatives
    2. The migration of neural crest cells
    3. The neural crest: a source of mesenchymal cells
    4. From the neural crest to the ganglia of the peripheral nervous system: the sensory ganglia
    5. The autonomic nervous system and the endocrine cells of neural crest origin
    6. The neural crest: source of pigment cells
    7. Cell lineage segregation during neural crest ontogeny
    Concluding remarks and perspectives

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    Nicole Le Douarin, Chaya Kalcheim

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    Nicole Le Douarin, Collège de France, Paris

    Chaya Kalcheim, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


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